A landslide in eastern India’s Manipur state has killed at least 20 people, while 15 security personnel and 29 civilians are still missing, the country’s military said in a statement.
According to officials, quoted by local media, most of the victims were reservists from the regional army working on a railway construction project.
Army spokesman Sumit Kumar Sharma said rescue teams were digging through mud and removing rocks to try to find more survivors.
Teams from National Disaster Response Force, Army, State Police and local administration rushed to the spot.
On this occasion, Manipur Chief Minister N. Brien Singh said, “The loss of lives, including our soldiers, is deeply saddened.”
Officials have explained that landslides and floods have occurred in northeastern parts of India due to heavy rains in recent weeks.
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