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One more body recovered in Noney district; rescue operations extended by 2 days

Most of the victims of the landslide are laborers and personnel of the 107th infantry battalion of the Territorial Army.

One more body has been recovered at the tragedy site in Noney district following relentless search operations.

With this recovery, the total number of bodies retrieved stands at 55 while at least 6 more people are still missing.

Significantly, today’s breakthrough took place after 3 consecutive days of futile search operations. The body is believed to be that of a construction worker engaged with a private candidate.

Meanwhile, the operations have been extended by 2 more days.

Most of the victims of the landslide are laborers and personnel of the 107th infantry battalion of the Territorial Army.

Heavy and incessant rains have hindered the rescue operations in the landslide-hit area.

Notably, a multi-agency search and rescue operation involving the Indian Army, Assam Rifles, Territorial Army, SDRF, and NDRF is underway at the tragedy struck Tupul area in the Noney district of Manipur.

Heavy machinery has been deployed for the search and rescue operations at the landslide-hit Tupul area in the Noney district of Manipur.

Along with the heavy machinery, a sophisticated device is also being used by the search and rescue personnel in the landslide-hit Tupul area in Manipur.

This sophisticated device is ‘Through Wall Imaging Radar’.

Through Wall Imaging Radar (TWIR) is a sensor used for the detection and location of static and moving targets, especially human beings behind walls.

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First Published: 16th July, 2022 17:43 IST

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