Arunachal Pradesh: 15 killed in a landslide in Tawang district
Torrential rains triggered a landslide burying a labour camp in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang district early Friday, killing at least 15 people
Guwahati: Torrential rains triggered a mudslide burying a labour camp in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang district early Friday, killing at least 15 people, police said.
Rescuers were searching for two missing workers from the mountainous camp in Tawang, a tourist spot in Arunachal Pradesh state, said police officer Nabin Payeng. Tawang is a Buddhist mountain retreat.
Rescuers found 15 bodies buried in the debris. Three workers escaped from the camp at an altitude of more than 7,500 feet, Payeng said. The area was lashed by pre-monsoon rains this week.
Landslides are common in the area, but usually during the monsoon season, which runs from June through September.
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