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4 bodies dug out in Saddal hamlet in JK, 8 yet to be recovered

india Updated: Oct 15, 2014 17:11 IST

Four more bodies have been recovered in Udhampur district's landslide-buried Saddal village, taking the total number of bodies recovered so far to 30.

The rescue teams, armed with heavy machines on Tuesday, recovered four more bodies buried under debris of houses which collapsed in the landslide triggered by heavy rains in Saddal village last month, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, Udhampur-Reasi range, Gareeb Dass said on Wednesday.

With these recoveries, the total number of bodies pulled out has gone up to 30, including recovery of some parts of two bodies.

"Eight bodies are yet to be recovered and work is on to dug them out", DIG said.

Armed with heavy machines, including bulldozers and cutters, rescuers have dug up these bodies from 10 to 15 feet deep debris and boulders triggered by massive landslide.

38 people were buried in the landslide triggered by heavy rains which buried Saddal village in Panchari block of the district on September 7. Of these, 12 bodies were recovered on first two days after the landslide.