The death toll in the devastating landslide that hit Manipur’s Noney district has risen to 25.
Search and rescue operations continued on Saturday with fresh teams of the National Disaster Response Force(NDRF), and State Disaster Response Force deployed to search for survivors buried in the debris.
The landslide hit on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday near the company location of 107 Territorial Army of the Indian Army deployed near Tupul Railway Station for protection of the under-
So far 13 Territorial Army personnel and five civilians have been safely rescued, while mortal remains of 18 Territorial Army personnel and six civilians have been recovered so far.
Search for 12 missing Territorial Army personnel and 26 civilians still continue.
Earlier on Friday, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh termed the landslide in Noney district the worst incident in the history of the state.
"It is the worst incident in the history of the state. It will take 2-3 days to recover all the dead bodies due to the soil," Singh said.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reviewed the landslide situation caused due to incessant rainfall in Manipur with Chief Minister N Biren Singh and assured full possible support from the central government.