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Five killed in landslides in U`khand

Five members of a family, including three children, from Uttar Pradesh were buried alive when a house collapsed in landslides triggered by heavy rains in Uttarakhand`s Chamoli district early today.



Gopeshwar: Five members of a family,
including three children, from Uttar Pradesh were buried alive
when a house collapsed in landslides triggered by heavy rains
in Uttarakhand`s Chamoli district early today.

The incident occured in Basantpur village when torrential
rains caused landslides that completely buried the house,
official sources said here.

The bodies of Sanjay Rajbar (34), his wife Manju Devi
(24), daughter Poonam (8) and two sons-- Deepak (7) and Bittu
(4)-- were later recovered by a search and rescue team
comprising members of ITBP and police personnel, they said.

The deceased belonged to Maharajganj district of Uttar
Pradesh. Rajbar was a daily wage labourer and the family had
rented a house in the village.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank
expressed grief over the incident and asked the district
administration to provide ex-gratia to next of the kin of the
deceased.

PTI

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