At least 20 dead, several injured in landslide in India's North-Eastern State of Assam

At least 20 dead, several injured in landslide in India's North-Eastern State of Assam
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As many as 20 people have died while several others are fighting for their lives after a series of landslides that took place in India’s Assam state, state authorities said on Tuesday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"The heavy rainfall over the last few days had caused in the soil to loosen up resulting in landslides," a state official said.

According to state officials, six people died in Karimganj district, seven in Cacha, while another seven were killed in Hailakandi district due to the landslide caused by incessant rainfall over the past few days.

"Over 10 people are injured while the rescue teams have been rushed to the sites”, said a senior rescue officer

​According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, over 300 villages have been submerged under water, while crops in nearly 27,000 hectares have been damaged.    

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