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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.

 

Context:

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