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Rescue team recovers 26 dead from mudflow in northeastern India

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Associated Press

Wasbir Hussain

Guwahati, India (AP) — Saturday's fresh rain and falling rocks have so far pulled 26 rescues from mudflow debris I disturbed the corps. Officials said they had wiped out a railroad construction site in northeastern India.

Rescue operations are expected to continue for several days in steep hills, where it is unlikely that any survivors will be found among the 37 who have been missing since Wednesday night.

Rescue personnel Pankaji Kabidayar said 21 of the 26 confirmed deaths were members of the territorial army. Military personnel have provided safety to railroad personnel due to a decades-old rebellion seeking a different home for ethnic and tribal groups in the region.

More than 250 soldiers, rescuers, bulldozers and other equipment-based police have been involved in an operation in Noney, a town near Imphal, the capital of Manipur. They have been warned about the fresh landslides reported in the area on Saturday.

The excavator was also used to look for corpses in the river.

13 soldiers and 5 civilians were rescued from a completely washed-out railway station, staff settlements, and the remains of other infrastructure under construction, Kavidayal said. I did. Continued rainfall over the past three weeks has caused havoc in northeastern India (8 states and 45 million people) and adjacent Bangladesh.

In states such as Assam, Manipur, Tripla and Sikkim, an estimated 200 people have died in heavy rains and landslides, and in Bangladesh 42 people have died since May 17. Hundreds of thousands have been evacuated.

Scientists say climate change is the factor behind the volatile early rains that caused unprecedented floods. South Asian monsoon rains usually begin in June, but torrential rains hit northeastern India and Bangladesh as early as March this year.

As climate change raises global temperatures, experts say the monsoon season is more volatile. This means that much of the rain that normally falls throughout the season arrives in a shorter period of time.