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Eight killed in cloud burst, 24 trapped

india Updated: Aug 08, 2009 11:45 IST
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At least eight people were killed and 24 others trapped in debris after a cloud burst washed away eight houses in Mushiyari block in the district early on Saturday.

The cloud burst followed heavy rains in Lar and Jhegla villages situated on the hill tops, official sources said.

While eight bodies have been recovered, chances of survival of the 24 people trapped in the debris were remote as they have been under the rubble for more than six hours, they said.

Rescue and medical teams have been rushed to the spot but the operation to clear the debris was hampered due to the rocky terrain.