18 Territorial Army personnel and 6 civilians have been among the 25 bodies discovered thus far, along with 18 injuries. This morning, emergency service workers went back to work despite the fact that 26 civilians and 12 troops were still missing.
Using two Air Force planes and an Army helicopter, the 14 Army troops who died in the landslide in Manipur’s Noney late on Wednesday night had their bodies transported today with full military honours to their home stations. One body was transported by road to the Kangpokpi district.
The soldiers were Jiribam-Imphal line construction security from the 107th battalion of the Territorial Army, and they were posted close to a train station.
N Biren Singh, the chief minister of Manipur, made a second trip to the location on Friday.
According to Northeast Frontier Railway, a landslide that occurred Wednesday night following nonstop rains also caused damage to structures that were still being built as well as the Tupul train station. It struck the camp of the Territorial Army and eroded a sizable portion of a neighbouring hill.