Massive landslide triggered and damage the  Tupul railway station on Jiribam – Imphal

Maligaon, June 30: Due to incessant heavy rain for last few days, in the intervening night of 29/30 June 2022, the hillock adjacent to the Tupul station yard gave away and came down on the under construction station yard.

The under construction Tupul station building, track formation and camps of construction workers got damaged as a result of the massive land slide. The landslide also struck the company location of 107 Territorial Army of Indian Army deployed near Tupul Railway Station in Noney district, Manipur for protection of under construction railway line from Jiribam to Imphal.

Soon after the incident occurred, rescue teams from NDRF, SDRF, State Govt and Railways rushed to the site. Full scale rescue operations are in progress. Senior Railway Officials, available engineers and equipment on construction site have been pressed into the rescue efforts. Hon’ble Chief Minister of Manipur and Railway Minister are in constant touch about the ongoing rescue operation.

As of 12-00 hrs of today 19 individuals had been recovered. The injured individuals are being treated at Noney Army Medical unit.  Evacuation of the critical injured personal is in progress. However, bad weather and fresh landslides are effecting the Rescue operations.

Concerted effort by all is underway to rescue the missing individuals. The Army helicopters are also being used to airlift the critically injured. As we speak the rescue operation is going on in full swing.

The flow of the Ijei river that was blocked due to debris of the landslide creating a dam like storage was opened by railways at the request of the State Government using the available machineries. This will avoid any untoward incident which might happen due to river water accumulation.

District authorities of the Noney district have already advised general public against travelling through NH – 37 due road blockage at multiple locations. Helpline numbers has already been issued by the district authorities.The SP/Noney: 8308486828, SDO/Noney: 8414876531, CMO/Noney: 8730935885 (Health related), EE/DRDA/Noney: 7005000344 (Relief Materials)


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