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Seven children among 8 killed in Pakistan landslide

The landslide occurred in mountainous Sikandaro Kandao village in Bajaur Agency when people were gathering mud to build a house

world Updated: Nov 03, 2017 17:28 IST
Press Trust of India
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Pakistan landslide,Bajaur Agency,Northwest pakistan
The bodies of the victims were retrieved by local people. (AFP File Photo)

At least eight people, including seven children, were killed and four others injured in a landslide in the tribal region in northwest Pakistan on Friday.

An official said the landslide occurred in mountainous Sikandaro Kandao village in Bajaur Agency when people were gathering mud to build a house.

The bodies of the victims were retrieved by local people. The dead include six girls, a boy, and a woman. The Khasadar Force rushed to the spot and carried out rescue and rehabilitation activities.

In other incident, two civilians sustained injuries when an improvised explosive device went off at Landi Kotal in Khyber Agency.

Authorities said the IED kept in a plastic bag, exploded at Zakhakhel Adda Rangra market, partially damaging three vehicles besides injuring two civilians.

Security forces cordoned off the area and a search operation has been initiated.

First Published: Nov 03, 2017 17:25 IST