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Landslide in Arunachal Pradesh. 17 feared dead in Tawang district

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 April 2016, 12:32 IST

In a tragic incident, 17 labourers are feared dead after a landslide struck Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang district on 22 April, ANI reported.

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

Authorities fear that more people are trapped in the landslide and a rescue operation is underway.

According to various reports, landslides - triggered by rain - in different parts of Tawang have damaged electric poles and have disrupted the power supply.

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

-With inputs from ANI

First published: 22 April 2016, 12:32 IST
 
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