TODAY -

Girl still traceless, search on
Source: The Sangai Express

CCpur, June 02 2017: One of the two minor siblings who went missing yesterday after they were swept away by a flooding river still remains traceless despite the massive search taken up by philanthropic organisations and Government agencies.

Nevertheless, the State Government has given a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the grieving parents today as promised by the Chief Minister, with the promise to give an equal amount as and when the body of the girl who is still missing is traced.

The two siblings were washed away by flood water around 2 pm yesterday.

People who were nearby managed to retrieve the 4 year-old-boy from the water but his sister, who is still in preparatory class and one year junior to him was lost in the undercurrents.

The boy was immediately rushed to the hospital but he could not be revived either.



Girl still traceless, search on
Girl still traceless, search on


Search efforts have been immediately taken up by philanthropic organisations since yesterday and continued till midnight.

It again resumed at the dawn of light today and continued unabated by there are still no reports of the body being located.

People in hundreds stationed themselves with fishing nets at several points downstream till late last night.

Several Government officials including the SP and DC also joined the search along with personnel of the Assam Rifles but to no avail.

As the search continued today people in thousands gathered along the river and scanned it for several rounds but their expectation to locate the body within the 2 kms stretch of the drowning point to the place where Lanva river converges with Khua river proved futile.

The search will continue tonight with focus expanding to Khuga river, sources privy to the search operation said.

Police and medical teams have also joined the search operation that reportedly saw several cases of people getting injured.

The Deputy Commisioner of Churachandpur was also seen joining the search efforts in shorts while Agriculture Minister V Hangkhanlian and Thanlon MLA Vungzagin Valte also visited the bereaved family.

While assuring all possible help from the side of the Government to locate the body and sharing the grief of the family, the Minister handed over the Government's compensation for the boy whose body is now lying in the hospital mortuary and awaiting his younger sibling.


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