New Delhi, July 3 (EFE) .- Indian rescue officials on Sunday raised the death toll from Thursday’s massive landslide at a military base in northwestern India to 42.
The Itanagar National Disaster Response Force said this afternoon that while 8 people were found dead in a hilly area for the construction of a railway line in Noni district in the northeastern state of Manipur, the army has so far recovered 34 lifeless bodies. Force (NDRF) on Twitter.
Relief forces from Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, have been deployed in the area to strengthen rescue operations along with other state and national security forces in view of the difficulties in the terrain caused by heavy monsoon rains.
Pictures shared by disaster officials on social media showed the land where the camps were located completely covered with earth and some bulldozers trying to pave the way.
“One of the most unfortunate incidents in Manipur’s history,” said regional government chief N. Amidst the devastation described by Bren Singh, international organizations provided donations to help workers on the ground.
Singh announced that the Indian Red Cross has donated 25,000 rupees (about $316) for “relief work in the landslide-affected areas of Noni district.”
The Manipur Chief Minister announced a compensation of 500,000 rupees ($6,333) to the kin of the dead after visiting the affected area last Friday and increased it to 50,000 rupees (just $630) for the injured after visiting this morning. Hospital where victims are recovering.
Heavy rains cause significant personal and property damage every year in South Asian countries, especially during the monsoon season between May and September. EFE
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