At least seven people have died and another 55 are feared to have been killed after a massive landslide in a remote area of the north-eastern Indian state of Manipur, local officials said on Thursday. This month unprecedented rains have lashed India's north-eastern states and neighbouring Bangladesh, killing more than 150 people. Millions have been displaced by the catastrophic floods in recent weeks, and in some low lying areas houses have been submerged. Army helicopters were on standby and assisting in rescue operations at the site of the landslide, a statement from the Indian army said. The weather is very hostile and more landslides are hampering our rescue operations," the statement said.
Source: Dhaka Tribune June 30, 2022 12:09 UTC