Union minister Subash Sarkar talking to reporters after taking stock of rescue operation at Tupul landslide area on July 3

Union minister of state for education, Subhas Sarkar, who is camping in Imphal, visited Tupul landslide spot in Noney district on July 3 morning.

The Union minister arrived in Imphal on July 2 afternoon on a four-day visit to Manipur. He will be leaving Imphal on July 5 morning for New Delhi.

Sarkar was accompanied by MP Maharaja Sanajaoba Leishemba and MP Raju Bista who is also the national general secretary of BJYM among others while visiting the landslide spot where rescue operation to trace the missing persons was in progress.

The devastating landslide hit the 107 Territorial Army (TA) camp located at Tupul railway construction camp at Makhuam area of Noney district in the wee hours of June 30.

With the recovery of eight more bodies on Sunday, the death toll from the devastating landslide has risen to 42.

As per an official source, as many as 81 people, mostly TA personnel were affected by the landslide that buried the TA camp and other camps located in the area.

Tupul landslide spot – The News Mill

The rescue operation launched by a joint task force comprising army, Assam Rifles, NDRF, SDRF, CRPF, army medical doctors, Manipur police, fire service personnel, volunteers of MMTA and locals have so far rescued 18 people alive.

Talking to the media at the spot, the Union minister said that he visited the spot to take ground zero stock of the rescue operation which is in progress.

He informed that the central government took the tragic incident at Tupul seriously and the rescue operation is being monitored by the prime minister and the Union railway minister personally.

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