Imphal, April 29, 2019
Three persons went missing in Manipur as two boats capsized in the Mapithel Dam on April 28th, 2019 as heavy thunderstorms swept the state.
A group of 12 picnickers met with the accident. Nine of the picnickers were rescued by local people. However, two men and one woman could not be traced.
The missing persons have been identified as Saggapam Rajiv (36), Saggapam Romen (31) and Ningthoujam Rina (20) from Ningthoukhong Kha Khunou.
A team of Fire Services and Police have been sent to carry out rescue operations using high-intensity lighting equipment.
It is to mention during the calamity, several houses were damaged and trees were uprooted.