Mudslide Kills at Least fifteen in India'south Remote Northeast

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Source:   —  April 22, 2016, at 12:14 PM

Rescuers were searching for two lost workers from the mountainous camp in Tawang, a tourist spot in Arunachal Pradesh state, said police officer Nabin Payeng.

Torrential rains triggered a mudslide burying a work camp in India'south remote northeast bordering China early Friday, killing at least fifteen people, police said.

Rescuers were searching for two lost workers from the mountainous camp in Tawang, a tourist spot in Arunachal Pradesh state, said police officer Nabin Payeng. Tawang is a Buddhist mountain retreat.

Rescuers found fifteen bodies buried in the debris. Three workers escaped from the camp at an alt. of more than 3.000 meters (7.500 feet), Payeng said. The area was lashed by pre-monsoon rains this week.

Landslides are common in the area, but generally during the monsoon season, which runs from June through September.

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