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Arunachal Pradesh landslide toll mounts to 10

The toll in a landslide at Bhalukpong in Arunachal Pradesh’s West Kameng district rose to 10 with the recovery of five more bodies this on Saturday morning.

Arunachal Pradesh landslide toll mounts to 10
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The aftermath of landslide that hit West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh (Photo: ANI Twitter)

The rescue operation, which was suspended on Friday evening, resumed at the break of dawn and the five bodies were recovered, West Kameng SP A Koan said.

The bodies extricated from the debris were of Pinky Boro (40), Miali Chetry (40), Niky Boro (10), Juala Chetry (10) and 9-month-old Angel Lenua, the SP said. The landslide, triggered by torrential rain, killed five people and injured four others on Friday. The injured were admitted to the Bhalukpong Community Health Centre. The rescue operation is being conducted by a NDRF team, ITBP personnel and local residents. 

To meet the financial needs for carrying out relief and restoration works, CM Kalikho Pul had on Friday directed the district administration to use the fund of Rs 30 lakh at their disposal.

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