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U’khand landslide kills 7

U’khand landslide kills 7
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The incident occurred at around 2 am in Kathbangla area in the city. Rains triggered a landslide in the hills and the rubble fell on the three houses occupied by different families, a police official said.

Dehradun: Seven persons including a woman were killed here when three houses were buried in a landslide following heavy showers in the wee hours of the day, taking the toll to 24 in rain-related incidents in two days in Uttarakhand.
Officials carrying out search and rescue operations at a landslide at Rajpur area in Dehradun on Saturday. (PTI)
The incident occurred at around 2 am in Kathbangla area in the city. Rains triggered a landslide in the hills and the rubble fell on the three houses occupied by different families, a police official said.

Seven bodies including that of a woman have been pulled out of the debris of the houses, Rajpur police station SHO Rajesh Sah said, adding that the victims were sleeping when the mishap occurred.

Two of a family killed in mudslide in Itanagar
Itanagar: 14-year-old girl along with her 9-year-old brother was killed and another 12-year-old brother was critically injured and several others feared trapped when a massive landslide hit the C Sector area here, a senior police official said on Saturday.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki expressed shock and announced ex-gratia payment of Rs 1,50,000 each to the next of kin of those deceased.

Prez, Modi offer condolences
Meanwhile, President Pranab Mukherjee offered condolences over the loss of lives due to heavy rains and landslides in Uttarakhand.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the loss of lives due to heavy rains in Uttarakhand and extended his condolences to families of the deceased.

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