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India landslide kills at least 17 and traps 150 in Pune village of Malin


A massive landslide buried a remote village in western India on July 30, killing at least 17 people, officials said.

The landslide buried some 40 houses and trapped about 150 people in Malin village, near the city of Pune in Maharashtra, officials say.

Teams of emergency workers have so far rescued six people.

The landslide buried some 40 houses and trapped about 150 people in Malin village

The landslide buried some 40 houses and trapped about 150 people in Malin village

Rescuers trying to reach survivors caught under the debris are being hampered by bad weather.

The landslide hit the village early in the morning while people were sleeping.

The whole village except its school has been washed away or buried.

Landslides are common in some parts of India during the monsoon rains, which run from June to September.

An official from India’s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said hilly terrain was making rescue work difficult.

PM Narendra Modi described the loss of lives in the landslide as “saddening”. Narendra Modi said Home Minister Rajnath Singh would travel to Pune to assess the situation.

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