Mudslide kills 9 in India’s remote mountainous northeast


International Desk:

A government official says a mudslide triggered by monsoon rains has killed at least eight children and one woman in India’s remote northeast.

Deputy Commissioner Ravinder Singh says the mudslide hit small, tin-roofed homes on a hilltop in Tamenglong, a village in Manipur state, while the victims were sleeping on Tuesday night.

Some of them were swept away by the floodwaters. Rescuers have reached the village to help other residents in the area, nearly 600 kilometers (375 miles) south of Gauhati, the capital of Assam state, Singh said.

Mudslides are common in the June-September monsoon season in India.unb


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