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Arunachal Pradesh landslide : Five bodies recoverd, five IB personnel missing

Arunachal Pradesh landslide : Five bodies recoverd, five IB personnel missing

India Blooms News Service | | 01 Jul 2016, 10:13 pm
Guwahati, July 1 (IBNS): At least 10 people, including five of a family, died and five personnel of Intelligence Bureau (IB) are still missing in a landslide following incessant rains that buried several houses at Bhalukpung area in Arunchal Pradesh's West Kameng district on Friday, officials said.

The incident took place at the area following incessant rains in the bordering state with China in past couple of days.

West Kameng district SP A Koan said the landslide occurred when a hillock near Old Inspection bungalow caved in and buried several houses.

Police recovered five bodies from the debris and others were feared to be buried inside as several people are still missing.

The police official said that five IB personnel are also missing in the landslide incident.

Top police and rescue team rushed to the area and launched rescue operation to rescue the missing persons.

“We are trying to rescue the rest bodies from the debris and tried to rescue the missing persons,” the police official said.

The recovered bodies are identified as H Barman (54 years), Durga Barman (45 years), Rina Barman (24 years), Leel Bahadur Chetry (57 years) and Dilip Goala (15 years).


(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)