21 dead from landslide in Manipur near Myanmar border

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As floods ravage many parts of the country, 21 people are reported to have died due to a landslide in the north-eastern state of Manipur. The landslide is being owed to extremely stormy weather in the state since the past few days.

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Initial investigations have revealed that the landslide has mainly affected areas near the Myanmar border in Khenjoy. Incessant rainfall has caused a flood situation in major parts of the state. Rivers flowing through the state have also crossed the danger level.

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Earlier in the day, the state government had issued a high alert and had begun evacuating those stranded because of the floods.

Meanwhile, the state has also sent various special teams to the landslide-affected spots in order to carry out rescue efforts.

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The injured have been taken to nearby hospitals and the search operation process has started. Relief operations, however, are being carried out at a slow rate since Manipur is currently cut off from neighbouring states due to the floods.

 

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