Noney Landslide Tragedy: Assam CM Mourns Death of 1 Worker from Morigaon

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Published: July 1,2022 02:57 PM
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Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has condoled the death of a worker from Morigaon in the tragic massive landslide in Noney, Manipur

July 1, 2022: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has condoled the death of a worker from Morigaon in the tragic massive landslide in Noney, Manipur that killed at least 17 people including many Territorial Army personnel, railway staff so far.



Another 5 workers from Assam are undergoing treatment and 16 are still missing. Several others are still trapped under the debris. There were 81 people at the Tupul yard railway construction camp when the landslide hit the camp on Wednesday night trapping all of them.



Assam CM has asked Minister Pijush Hazarika to rush to the tragedy site. He would be overseeing the rescue operations and also liaise with the families of workers from Assam who still are suspected to be buried under the landside debris as they are yet to be found.



Rescue operations are still on and the death toll is expected to go up. At least 81 people including Territorial Army personnel, railway staff, civilians and workers from the 2 outsourced construction companies -- BIPL and VCS were present at the Tupul Railway Station in Noney district where construction work for the under-construction railway line from Jiribam to Imphal was going on The Ijei river has been blocked due to the massive landslide.