Over 17 dead in Arunachal Pradesh landslide

Over 17 dead in Arunachal Pradesh landslide

ITANAGAR: In a landslide triggered by incessant rains, 17 people have been reportedly killed at Famla village in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang District on Thursday night.

The deceased persons are reported to be labourers from nearby States who were working at the construction site of a five-star hotel.

It is feared that more people are trapped in the landslide and rescue operations are underway.

More rain-triggered landslides are also being reported from different part of Tawang, damaging electric poles and disrupting power supply.

Chief Minister Kalikho Pul has asked Tawang Deputy Commissioner for a detailed report on the landslides.

(Agencies)

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