Sinlung /
24 October 2013

People in Manipur Evacuate Due To Landslides, Volcanic Eruption Fear Baseless

Tusom, (Ukhrul) Oct 24 : Heavy rains have been lashing Tusom village of Ukhrul in Manipur for the past three days which resulted in a massive landslide here.

Ukhrul district of Manipur lies close to the Indo-Myanmar border.

Villagers immediately evacuated the area fearing volcanic eruptions after the massive landslide here.

The mudslide was followed by eruption of black soil from a village hill by which the road linked between the districts headquarter and Tusom have been badly affected.

Though this disaster took place on October 13 but it took several days for the villagers to inform the officials.

A media team took two days to reach the spot due to disturbed connectivity between local areas. Some local media even wrongly reported the mudslide as volcanic eruptions.

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