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Eight killed in landslide in Ratnagiri

Last Updated: Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 20:41

Mumbai: Eight persons were killed in a
landslide triggered by heavy rains in coastal Ratnagiri
district of Maharashtra on Saturday, police said.
Rescue personnel have extricated eight bodies from the
debris. A woman was also injured in the incident that occurred
at Harne village in Dapoli tehsil, about 300 km from here, at
around 2 AM, they said.
No one is believed to be under the rubble now, police
said, adding incessant rains were hampering operations.

The landslide badly damaged two houses in the village.

Police had earlier said that ten persons were feared
killed due to heavy rains.


First Published: Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 20:41

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