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Indian Landslide Killed Over 14 People

A landslide that was triggered by the torrential rains in north-eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh killed over 14 people, said the officials.

The Rescue workers are looking for other people whom they fear are trapped in the wreckage.

Early on Friday, the landslide had hit a camp housing edifice workers in district of Tawang, that is a tourist spot in state.

The Landslides are common in various areas of India but usually they occur during monsoon rains, that are from the month of June to the month of September.

The workers, who were constructing a hotel, were asleep when landslide hit their camp in Tawang district that is located at altitude of over 3,000m (that makes 9,800ft).

“2 laborers survived and have received minor injuries. A total number of 20 workers were present at the spot when the massive landslide struck construction site,” the superintendent of police for Tawang, Anto Alphonse told the AFP news agency.

There have been hefty rains in Himalayan state of Arunachal Pradesh that is situated on the Tibetan border & it is claimed in part by the China.