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Woman killed in Manipur Landslide, 4 injured

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Imphal, July 14: A woman was killed and another is reported missing after a landslide in Manipur’s Senapati district on Thursday afternoon, official reports said on Friday. Four others were seriously injured.

It is learnt that Four others were seriously injured in the landslide.

While officials assume that the missing woman must be dead, efforts are underway to trace her, police said. The injured have been admitted to a hospital.

According to the Police, incessant rain triggered the landslide. The tribals were taking shelter near a shop along the Maram-Parel road in Senapati district.

Meanwhile, the central government team, which was pressed in response to the state government’s proposal to have the floods declared a state calamity, is inspecting the flood situation in Manipur.

The deluge has destroyed paddy fields. Flood waters from the breached river banks resulted in submerging of several residential areas.

Vice Chairman of Imphal’s Tangkhul Avenue T. Siro said: “Rampant encroachment has caused the artificial floods. Unless the government demolishes the constructions we will do it ourselves and the government should be held squarely responsible.”

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said: “Paddy fields and fish farms have been destroyed. We are distributing relief materials to the residents of the relief camps and the flood affected villagers. Besides, free medical camps are being held to check outbreak of water-borne diseases.”

Several landslides have held along NH 2, which is the lifeline of Manipur. At least 5 persons were killed and several injured when a bridge collapsed and one mini-bus met with an accident along this highway.

While water levels of the major rivers have receded in the past two days, stagnant flood waters are inundating the paddy fields and low-lying residential areas. ‘

 Wefornews Bureau

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Businessman shot dead in Bihar

He was shot dead in Sugauli near Motihari, the district headquarters of East Champaran.

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Patna, June 25 : A businessman was shot dead in Bihar’s East Champaran district on Monday while his driver is battling for life after receiving severe injuries, police said.

Arvind Choudhary, in his early 40s, has mobile phone and other businesses in Patna.

He was shot dead in Sugauli near Motihari, the district headquarters of East Champaran.

“Choudhary was shot dead while travelling by his vehicle from Patna to Raxaul by two unidentified persons, who boarded his vehicle at Motihari,” a district police official said.

Severely injured vehicle driver Biru Kumar has been admitted in a private nursing home in Motihari, where his condition is stated to be critical.

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Four dead in Muzaffarnagar Explosion

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Lucknow, June 25: At least four people dead and three injured in an explosion at a scrap shop in Muzaffarnagar’s Civil Lines area on Monday. 

Bomb disposal squad present at the spot, further investigation underway.

Eyewitness accounts suggest that the owner of the junk shop was hammering a pointed object when the explosion took place.

Muzaffaranagar Senior Superintendent of Police Anant Dev stated the Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) and the Army would soon join the probe.

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Mumbai Rains: Wall Collapses in Wadala, Cars trapped

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Mumbai, June 25: At least Seven cars were damaged and several trapped after a wall of an under-construction building collapsed at Vidyalankar road in Wadala’s Antop Hill due to heavy rains. 

As torrential rains clobbered large areas of Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra, at least five people lost their lives in rain-related incidents, news agency IANS reported.

Following water-logging traffic and Mumbai’s lifeline, the suburban locals are affected.

Local trains are running between 15-30 minutes late and a periphery of several stations like Sion, Chinchpokli and Matunga, inconveniencing office-goers due to continuous rainfall.

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