Two Boats Capsize In Manipur As Storm Hits State; 3 Missing

Heavy thunderstorm lashes Manipur on April 28th, 2019. Photo Courtesy: IndiaBlooms

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.

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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.