Friday, August 19, 2022

Manipur landslide: parts of two bodies recovered


Villagers who continued search operation for missing persons at the landslide area in Manipur’s Noney district on Saturday recovered parts of two dead bodies.
The villagers as well as the police claimed that the body parts were that of a woman and her minor son who were among the five still missing. The villagers with the assistance of the railway authority retrieved body parts -hand, head, hairs – of the two bodies late today evening.
The police as well as the villagers believed that the mutilated body parts recovered today were that of Chunthuiliu Gondaimei ( 28) wife of late Kabamgai Gondaimei whose body is yet to be recovered, and her minor son Jianthaoliu Gondaimei (2) of Marangching village.
The parts of the two dead bodies were retrieved by the police in presence of members of the deceased family and village volunteers. The parts were transferred to JNIMS morgue Imphal for necessary legal procedures.
The railways authority was also continuing debris clearance work at the landslide areas to retrieve buried machinery and construction materials.
With this, the death toll from the devastating landslide at the railway line construction site at Marangching of Noney district rose to 58, the report said.
Bodies of three persons -two villagers and a personnel of Territorial Army – were still missing.
The recovery of the two bodies was after the joint task force comprising Army, Assam Rifles, NDRF, SDRF, CRPF, Army Medical Doctors, Manipur police, fire service personnel and local volunteers called off the search and rescue operation three days ago.

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