Tupul landslide: Death toll rises to 55, one more death body found

Imphal, July 16 2022: One more body was recovered by search teams from Marangching, Noney district which was hit by a devastating landslide on June 29 .

Our Noney correspondent informed that a body was recovered from Ijei River this afternoon by a search party.

So far, 55 bodies have been recovered.

Notably, 18 people who were buried by the landslide were rescued on June 30 .

However, bodies of six other victims cannot be recovered till date.

A massive landslide devastated an under- cons- truction railway sub-station at Marangching and adjoining areas on June 29 and 79 were buried.

The rescue and search operation which started on June 30 completed 17 days today.

Authorities have already decided to carry on the search operation till Monday after which a review meeting would be held.

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