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Massive landslides, rain claim 38 lives in Darjeeling, army's help sought

Jul 01, 2015    

Darjeeling/Siliguri (WB): Heavy overnight rain triggered a string of landslides in the mountainous Darjeeling district of West Bengal, killing at least 38 people, swamping homes, washing away highways and throwing normal life out of gear in the region famed for aromatic tea. Army's help has also been sought for stepped up rescue and relief efforts, North Bengal Development Minister Gautam Deb said.Torrential rain battered three sub-divisions of Darjeeling district, claiming 21 lives in Mirik alone where 13 people were also reported missing, sources in the Disaster Management Department said to...

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