Death toll in Manipur landslide rises to 37

Imphal, July 03 (KMS): At least 37 people, including 24 Indian army personnel, have died and 25 are still missing as a massive landslide hit the 107 Territorial Army (TA) camp in Noney district in the Indian state of Manipur.

The landslide occurred on Wednesday night at the Indian Territorial Army Camp near the Tupul yard railway construction site of the state.

The death toll in the landslide at a railway construction site in Manipur’s Noney district rose to 37 on Sunday with the recovery of three more bodies, while search operations were under way for another 25 people, an official said.

Bodies of 37 people have been found so far from under the debris. Among them are 24 Territorial Army personnel and 13 civilians, a defence spokesperson in Guwahati said.