Two killed, many feared trapped in landslide

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Itanagar, Jul 1: At least two people were killed while several others feared trapped in a landslide today that buried several houses at Bhalukpong in Arunachal Pradesh which is being lashed by torrential rains.

West Kameng district superintendent of police A Koan said the landslide occurred when a small hillock near the Old Inspection Bungalow caved in and buried several houses. While two bodies, that of a woman and a child were retrieved from the debris, several others were feared to be buried inside as several people were reportedly missing, he said, adding rescue operation was on.

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The SP, who is on his way to Bhalukpong from the district headquarter town of Bomdila to supervise rescue operation, said torrential rains in the past couple of days has triggered flood-like situation in the town bordering Assam.

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