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Rains, landslides kill 55 this week

DNDEL20569 | 7/12/2018 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :205 | India

New Delhi: Even as incessant rain and related incidents across Maharashtra, Gujarat, Assam and West Bengal has led to the death of 40 people over the last week, 15 people died on Wednesday in Manipur and Uttarakhand, taking the toll up to 55. Among these states, Maharashtra and Assam have been the worst-hit, with rain pounding coastal Maharashtra and leading to flash floods in Assam.
On Wednesday morning, heavy rains triggered landslides in three places in Manipur’s Tamenglong town, killing nine persons, including five minors and injuring seven others, officials said.
The bodies of two more children killed in the landslide are yet to be recovered, said Chief Minister N Biren Singh.
Separately, six people were killed in Utta
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