Man traceless after falling into river
NONEY, 13th Jun: Whereabouts of a man in his late 20s remains unknown after he reportedly fell into Leimatak river while trying to cross it from Thangal village side on his way back to home with a buffalo.
The missing person has been identified Jianthailung Riame (28 yrs) s/o Langangdaipou Riamei of Soubunglong Part-II village under Khoupum Sub-Division of Noney district.
According to some locals who witnessed the incident that happened around 1 pm Saturday, the man and the buffalo were swept away as the river current turned violent due to sudden opening of shutter of the dam of Loktak project. The villagers have launched search after project officials were intimated to shut the shutter.