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Manipur: Seven killed, 45 missing as massive landslide damages Jiribam – Imphal new line project

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Syllabus: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.



The massive landslide occurred due to incessant rains which caused damage to the Tupul station building of the ongoing Jiribam – Imphal new line project

The massive debris has blocked the Ijei River, creating a reservoir that may inundate low-lying areas.


About Landslides:

A landslide is defined as the movement of a mass of rock, debris, or earth down a slope under the direct influence of gravity.

There are different modes of slope movement: falls, topples, slides, spreads, and flows.

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 Source: The Hindu