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One killed, 15 injured in landslides in Uttarakhand

July 05, 2012 11:06 IST
A woman was buried alive and 15 others were injured when landslides triggered by incessant rains hit Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway in Chamoli district in Uttarakhand on Thursday morning.

The landslides have also flattened a tourist resort and a camp of Directorate General of Border Roads, the police said.

The police said a search operation has been launched to find out if any person might be trapped under the debris of the landslides.

The area has been receiving rains since Wednesday and the search operation is also being hampered by the continuous rains.

The injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital.

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