LANDSLIDE HITS INDIA, 16 KILLED

LANDSLIDE HITS INDIA, 16 KILLED

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-LANDSLIDE HITS INDIA, 16 KILLED

-16 people have been reported killed in the latest natural disaster to hit the second most populous country in the world

-Construction workers’ camp crushed following days of torrential rain in Arunachal Pradesh.

LANDSLIDE HITS INDIA, 16 KILLED

After days of heavy rain in the mountainous regions which are believed to have weakened the soil, and triggering the landslide. At least 16 people have been reported killed after a huge landslide hit a camp for construction workers in northeast India.

According to BBC, the workers were asleep in their accommodation when the landslide hit, according to the AFP news agency. Three labourers survived, escaping with only minor injuries, but one more worker is still missing.

India’s National Disaster Management Authority said police and soldiers had rushed to the scene. The landslide happened in Tawang, in the remote Himalayan state of Arunachal Pradesh.

LANDSLIDE HITS INDIA, 16 KILLED

While the majority of India is in the grip of an extreme heat wave, days of torrential rain have plagued the north-eastern states.

The region is notoriously wet, and the nearby state of Meghalaya is home to Mawsynram, officially the wettest place in the world.

The main rainy season runs from June to October, but significant rain also falls in the preceding months.

The recent downpours are likely to have weakened the soil in the mountainous region, which regularly suffers landslides in the rainy season.

LANDSLIDE HITS INDIA, 16 KILLED

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