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Kinnaur: At least 13 dead and dozens trapped in India landslide

At least 13 people have died and dozens more are trapped under debris after a landslide in a Himalayan district in northern India.

Falling boulders swept a truck, a bus and other vehicles from a stretch of highway in Himachal Pradesh state.

Rescue operations are being hampered by rocks that are continuing to fall, officials say.

Several deadly landslides have hit India in recent months during an unusually heavy monsoon season.

Wednesday's landslide occurred on a highway in Kinnaur district. Rescuers rummaged through sludge and debris late into the night to reach trapped victims.

More than 200 members of the military, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and border police were taking part in the rescue efforts, authorities said.


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