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Over 150 feared trapped in India's landslide

English.news.cn   2014-07-30 16:24:39

MUMBAI, July 30(Xinhua) -- Over 150 people are feared trapped under debris in a landslide in a village near Pune city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra on Wednesday, local media reported.

The flood-stricken Ambe village is said to be a remote one with poor connectivity. More than 150 people are feared to have been trapped when a massive section of a hillock came crashing down on a village of around 40 homes near Pune early Wednesday.

Pune District Magistrate told a news channel that at least 45 houses have been buried in the landslide. He also said there is fear of more landslides in the nearby villages.

Two National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams comprising of over 100 members have rushed to the site and the rescue operation is going on.

Till noon, two villagers were rescued alive from the debris as heavy rain hampered rescue operations.

Editor: yanting
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