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Landslide kills 10 in northwest Pakistan

india Updated: Aug 03, 2006 14:37 IST

A landslide triggered by monsoon rains buried earthquake survivors' tents in northwest Pakistan on Thursday, killing 10 people including four children, police said.

Five other people were injured in the landslide in Daddar village, some 240 kms north of Peshawar, district police officer Waqar Nazir said.

"The victims were asleep," Nazir said, adding that the bodies had been retrieved from the debris. He said five people died in one tent alone.

The victims had been living on the edge of a mountain since the October 8 South Asian earthquake, which killed around 75,000 people and left more than three million homeless.

The police officer said the mountains in the area were covered with cracks caused by the gigantic 7.6-magnitude temblor.

Twelve quake survivors died in a landslide near Muzaffarabad in Pakistani Kashmir on July 24, while other landslides also blocked the only route between the city and the scenic Neelum Valley.