• Sunday, October 02, 2022

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Five killed, 10 missing in landslide in remote India

Indian villagers look on during a rescue operation at the site of a landslide in Laptap village.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

At least five people were killed and 10 missing Tuesday (1) after a massive landslide buried homes in a remote village in northeast India, a disaster management official said. An avalanche of mud and rock struck the village after weeks of heavy rain in Papum Pare district in the Himalayan state of Arunachal Pradesh along the border with China. Jokey Angu, head of the state’s disaster management authority, said rescue teams were trying to find survivors beneath the rubble of eight homes buried under mounds of earth and rock. “Five bodies have been recovered from the debris. Another 10 people are missing…

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