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Five soldiers killed in Arunachal as boulders roll down on bus due to mudslide

The bus was carrying 20 soldiers on a narrow mountainous stretch to their nearby camp on Friday after a training exercise in Lower Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

india Updated: Jun 30, 2018 11:52 IST
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A helicopter evacuated six injured personnel to a nearby hospital.
A helicopter evacuated six injured personnel to a nearby hospital.(AFP/Photo for representation)
         

Five soldiers were killed and another six injured as huge boulders rolled down on their bus following a mudslide triggered by monsoon rains in Arunachal Pradesh, police said on Saturday.

The bus was carrying 20 soldiers on a narrow mountainous stretch to their nearby camp on Friday after a training exercise in Lower Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, said police officer S Singpho.

A helicopter evacuated the injured to a nearby hospital, he said.

This is the second mudslide-related accident in the state within five days. On June 24, five workers were buried alive when a wall of a building under construction collapsed on them.

First Published: Jun 30, 2018 11:52 IST

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