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Landslide tragedy: Search operation continues, CM visits injured victims

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, July 03:

Search operations by the Indian Army, Assam Rifles, Territorial Army, SDRF, and NDRF at the incident site at Tupul, Manipur continues despite adverse weather conditions owing to heavy rains and fresh landslides last night.
The Through Wall Radar and Search and Rescue Dog inducted are being employed to hasten the search operation. Besides the 13 Territorial Army personnel and 05 civilians that were safely rescued, mortal remains of 23 Territorial Army personnel and 11 civilians have been recovered so far.
Mortal remains of seven personnel of the Territorial Army were sent to respective home stations by IAF aircraft and an Indian Army helicopter to Kolkata, Bagdogra, and Agartala. They were paid full military honors by GOC Red Shield Division and IG IGAR (South) at Imphal in the morning today. Similar befitting honors will be paid at respective home stations as well.
“Relentless efforts to search for remaining seven missing Territorial Army personnel and 21 civilians will continue till the last individual is found,” an official said.
As bad weather and heavy downpour of rains continue, the condition of NH-37 has worsened with landslides occurring at various places. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh tweets – “ Due to continuous heavy downpour and landslides, NH 37 has multiple road blockades at Nungdolan, Nungkao, and Sibilong. Concerned authorities have been informed to clear the road. Please take care and avoid this road, NH 37 for time being.”
Meanwhile, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today visited Assam Rifles Military Hospital at IGAR South, Mantripukhri, and met the persons who are undergoing medical treatment after being injured by the recent landslide tragedy at Tupul Railway Construction Camp, Noney on June 30.
The Chief Minister also handed over a sum of Rs. 50,000 each to the injured persons namely Havildar Marjision Singh, Havildar Nima Onchu Sherpa, Lance Naik Hirdya lamang, Riflemen Siddanth Chhetri, Riflemen Sarangthem Shyamchandra Singh, Riflemen Prokash Newar, and Chef Kinkar Parua.
Minister for Health and IPR Dr. Sapam Ranjan, Chief Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar, DGP P. Doungel, and other officials accompanied the Chief Minister during the visit.
On the other hand, security forces bid adieu to brave hearts of landslide tragedy. A wreath-laying ceremony was organised by Army and Assam Rifles for seven mortal remains of soldiers of 107 Infantry Battalion(TA) at the Imphal Airport on Sunday.
GOC, Red Shield Division, and IG, Assam Rifles(South) laid the wreaths on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff; GOC-in-C, Eastern Command, and GOC, Spear Corps. The gathering paid their tribute to Bravehearts before the mortal remains were moved to their respective native places by IAF aircraft.

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