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J&K: 12 killed in landslide

Source: PTI
Last updated on: May 01, 2008 19:21 IST
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Twelve labourers were killed and 18 others were trapped after two tipper trucks carrying them were hit by a landslide in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

A heavy boulder rolled down on the tippers carrying labourers of the General Reserve Engineering Force as they came under the landslide during road construction work at Thalaran on the Kishtwar-Sinthan road in at around 1210 hours on Thursday, defence sources told PTI.

Twelve people died on the spot, while 18 others were trapped as army and police teams rushed to the spot to rescue the trapped labourers, they said adding, 10 bodies have so far been recovered from the spot.

The Deputy Inspector General, Kishtwar-Doda-Ramban range, Himant Lohia told PTI on phone from Ramban that the operation by the army, police and local people is still on to recover the bodies and rescue the injured.

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