221 people killed in floods and landslide in northeast India

The Quint newspaper reported today, Monday, that the death toll from a landslide in the northeastern Indian state of Manipur has reached 42 people, including 27 military personnel.

Earthen blocks and rocks collapsed near a railway station under construction, and the headquarters of the 107th company of the Indian Land Forces is located in the area. The newspaper notes that among the dead there are also engineers, workers and many local residents. 20 people, including 3 servicemen, are missing. The rescue operation at the accident site is ongoing, but it is difficult due to very heavy rain and the risk of new landslides.

Meanwhile, at least 179 people have died in floods and landslides in the northeastern Indian state of Assam.

A source in the regional department for emergency situations said: “The number of victims as a result is about 700,000 people from 1,618 villages.”

The source indicated that this natural disaster led to the complete or partial destruction of 138,000 homes.

He noted that the city of Silchar suffered more than others, since 90% of its land was completely submerged as a result of the collapse of the dam in the area.

No more than 16 people have been confirmed dead in the city so far, and the floods are believed to have caused property damage worth at least 10 billion rupees ($1.2 billion).

Source: agencies

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