Guwahati, India, Jun 30, 2022 (AFP) – At least seven people died in a landslide in the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, where dozens of missing people were found, authorities said on Thursday.
Nineteen people were rescued alive from the rubble after the incident that buried a railway construction camp in the Noney district of Manipur state, the same source said.
Rain and other landslides are hampering rescue operations, the Indian army said.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter that his thoughts are with the bereaved families.
Northeast India was hit by heavy rains that triggered landslides and flooding.
According to experts, climate change is increasing the number of extreme weather events in the world, including in India, where dams, deforestation and development projects contribute to disasters.