Mudslide kills at least 12 people in Pakistan
Eight children were also killed when a mudslide caused by torrential rain hit the quake devastated Kashmir in Pakistan.india Updated: Jul 24, 2006 11:53 IST
A mudslide caused by torrential rain killed at least 12 people, including eight children, living in tents in the earthquake devastated capital of Pakistani Kashmir, an official said on Monday.
Tens of thousands of people are still living in tents in Muzaffarabad after the October 8 quake that killed more than 75,000 people and made more than 3 million homeless, and the mountain slopes in the region remain susceptible to landslides.
"The mudslide hit and damaged at least seven tents and a few concrete buildings," Raja Abbas, additional commissioner of Muzzafarabad said.