Heavy rains triggered landslides in three places in Manipur's Tamenglong town early this morning, killing nine persons, including five minors and injuring seven others, officials said.
The landslides occurred at 2.30 am, police said.
The bodies of two more children killed in the landslide are yet to be recovered, said Chief Minister N Biren Singh.
The seven injured have been admitted to the district hospital in Tamenglong, the officials said.
"I am deeply saddened to know that nine precious life lost due to landslide at 3 places in Tamenglong Head Quarter, till now seven bodies have been recovered, two bodies of children yet to be recovered. Rescue operations are on," the chief minister tweeted.
Security personnel and locals are carrying out the rescue operations on a war footing, he said.
Jitendra Singh, Union minister for Development of the North Eastern Region (DoNER), tweeted, "Saddened to learn, 9 precious lives lost due to landslide at 3 places in Tamenglong, #Manipur. Appreciate CM Sh @NBirenSingh taking personal interest in rescue operations".
The chief minister announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh for the kin of each dead in the landslides, a government press release said.
The chief minister also instructed the deputy commissioner to provide immediate assistance to the victims.
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