Dzukou Valley (Nagaland): An assistant sub-inspector, Nongthombam Binoy Meetei of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), was found dead inside a base camp in the hills near the Dzukou Valley on Tuesday morning in Manipur. He was deployed at the valley for the ongoing firefighting operation.
The Chief Minister of Manipur, N Biren Singh took to Twitter to share his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
"Deeply saddened on hearing the news of the demise of Asst Sub-Inspector N.Binoy Meetei of
@NDRFHQ, currently deployed at Dzuko for the ongoing firefighting operation. My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased and pray for peace of the departed soul," N Biren Singh tweeted.
The ASI, N Binoy Meetei is a resident of Luwangshangbam Maning Leikai in Manipur's Imphal East District. The cause of the ASI's death is not yet known, the police said. His body was sent to JNIMS mortuary in Imphal for further procedure.
Along with state disaster response force, NDRF teams from Guwahati and police personnel besides volunteers from Mao area have been engaged in firefighting operations in Dzukou valley.
A massive fire broke out in Nagaland's famous Dzukou valley on December 29. The fire which was caused due to unknown reasons set ablaze the iconic Dzukou Valley Viewpoint, which is a famous tourist stop in the valley. According to the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority, the damages from the incident are not yet clear. According to reports, the blazing fire in the valley was so huge that it even became visible from the state capital Kohima.
Known for its scenic natural beauty, the Dzukou valley located in Nagaland's Kohima district is famous for its natural environment, seasonal flowers and flora and fauna. Every year, the valley attracts thousands of tourists from all over India as well as abroad and offers exciting adventures such as trekking and zip-lining. The valley is situated at an altitude of 2,452 metres above sea level and lies in the interstate border between Nagaland and Manipur. The valley which is about 30 kilometres away from Kohima, the capital of Nagaland, houses endangered tragopans and other species of birds and animals.