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2 dead, 4 of a family trapped after landslide buries house in Uttarakhand’s Tehri Garhwal

One family member was rescued but four others were still trapped inside the collapsed house, officials said.

india Updated: Aug 29, 2018 12:19 IST
tehri garhwal,ghansali town,uttarakhand
Two members of a family of seven were killed while one was rescued after their house was buried in landslide in Ghansali town of Uttarkhand and rescue operations to save them were on. (HT Photo )

Two members of a family were killed and one was rescued on Wednesday when a landslide triggered by incessant rain buried their house in Ghansali town of Uttarakhand’s Tehri Garhwal district, local officials said.

Officials said four people are still trapped inside the collapsed house as rescue teams continued their efforts to save them. Ghansali’s nayab tehsildar Buddhi Mistri said the incident happened at around 4am when Mor Singh was sleeping along with his six family members inside the house.

Four of the family were still trapped inside the collapsed house and efforts were on to rescue them. (HT Photo )

“Their house got buried under the mud which came down due to the landslide trapping all of them in their sleep,” he said.

“The locals came out of their houses after hearing the sounds, only to see the entire house buried. They then informed the local police and authorities who rushed to the spot to initiate the rescue operation,” Mistri added.

An official said rescue operation by the State Disaster Response Force and other local authorities was on in presence of the sub-divisional magistrate, tehsildar and police.

First Published: Aug 29, 2018 12:18 IST