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Manipur: Massive landslide kills three workers engaged in Rly box culvert work

Manipur: Massive landslide kills three workers engaged in Rly box culvert work
Construction workers trying to retrieve the body.
Correspondent IMPHAL, JUL 19 | Publish Date: 7/19/2021 11:54:00 AM IST

Three workers engaged in the construction of a box culvert of the railway line in Manipur’s Noney district died on Monday after they were buried by the debris of a sudden massive landslide at the worksite.

Official reports said that the massive landslide occurred at the construction site of a box culvert near bridge No. 65 of Jiribam-Tupul Railway project near Thingou village, 14 km south-west of Nungba police station of Noney district today, around 2.50 pm.

The deceased workers were identified as Kartik Mondal (46) son of Bonbihari Mondal of Nabonari Tala of West Bengal’s Howrah district, Munu Rabha (21) son of Chandrakanta Rabha of Uttar Barbil of Assam’s Nagaon district and Deep Rabha (19) son of Ghana Kant Rabha of Uttar Barbil of Assam’s Nagaon district.

They were the workers of SC Construction Company engaged in the construction of the box culvert.

Some workers were also injured in the landslide, reportedly triggered by heavy rainfall since the previous night in the area. The details regarding the number of workers injured could not be confirmed till the time of filing this report.

The massive landslide occurred when they were engaged in the construction and they were buried by the debris of the landslide.

The lifeless bodies of the workers were retrieved from the debris by the police and security forces from nearby posts who rushed to the spot and launched a rescue operation.

The dead bodies of the workers were yet to be evacuated from the spot due to the bad weather in the area, the report said.

 

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