New Delhi Correspondent
A series of landslips triggered by heavy rains left nine people dead and seven injured in north eastern Indian state of Manipur’s Tamenglong town in the wee hours of Wednesday, officials said.
The bodies of two children are yet to be recovered, said Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh.
“I am deeply saddened to know that nine precious life lost due to landslide at 3 places in Tamenglong Head Quarter, till now 7 bodies have been recovered, 2 bodies of children yet to be recovered. Rescue operations are on,” the chief minister said on Twitter.
District Deputy Commissioner Rabinder Singh said the bodies of seven of the nine persons missing following the landslides have been recovered. Security personnel and locals are carrying out rescue operations on a war footing, he said.
The entire north eastern region of India has been lashed by torrential rains in the last few days worsening the flood situation in Assam.