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Meghalaya landslide : Five people killed, two missing

 Guwahati, June 17: At least five people, including two women, were killed and two others missing in a massive landslides in Meghalaya’s Umiam area on Saturday morning.

 

The incident took place at Tharia village under Umiam police station triggered by heavy rains in past couple of days.

 

A top official of Meghalaya police said that five bodies have been recovered, who were trapped by mud following landslides.

 Suspecting more peoples have trapped under mud.

 

Rescue team of Meghalaya State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Home Guards and police with the help of local villagers are engaged to rescue the missing persons.

 

 (Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

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