43 killed in India landslide

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The Independent Online

More than 40 people have been killed in landslides triggered by heavy rain in northern India, police said today.

Paramilitary force commander S.M. Shamim said 20 bodies have been pulled from the debris after the landslide yesterday buried three remote villages in Uttarakhand state.

He said 43 people "were buried alive under the debris".

Police and volunteers were digging through mud and rocks today to try to recover the remaining bodies.

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