IMPHAL, June 1: A major landslide at Tamenglong has reportedly claimed two lives yesterday.
According to a source, two members of a family, a brother and a sister were killed in a massive landslide at the Gaoilung village, Tamenlong ward No. 4 yesterday afternoon at around 2:30 pm.
The deceased brother and sisters were identified as one Masamdingliu, 13 and Mathemsonang, 8 children of Dr. Kiulang originally hailing from Dilong village.
According to the source, the siblings were killed while there house was dragged along by the land slide, triggered by torrential rain yesterday.
However detail reports could not be obtained till the filing of this report.
(Newmai adds):The denizens of Tamei subdivision while using the IT Road from Kangpokpi to Tamei stretch take immense risk as landslides have begun to occur as the rainy season begins.
As recent as on Tuesday, the flooding streams between Tamei and Chalwa had brought down debris and dumped along the road making the communters very hard to negotiate. Communters pasing after 2 pm failed to reach their destination due to the road problem yesterday.
The Village Authority Chairmen Council (VACC) of Tamei subdivision has urged the state government to address this problem by maintaining the IT Road. VACC (Tamei area) president Ch Poujiang said this IT Road is the only lifeline of Tamei subdivision that the state government should understand the importance of this road to people.
The VACC (Tamei area) then lauded 10th Dogra Regiment C.O Jitendra Sharma and his regiment for rendering their services to the people of Tamei subdivision. He said had it not been the 10th Dogra Regiment under Jitendra Sharma, the plights of the people in Tamei subdivision will be unthinkable.