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Mudslide swallows Indian village; at least 41 dead

MALIN, India — Rescuers using earth-moving equipment and their bare hands dug through heavy mud and debris Thursday after a landslide engulfed an entire village in western India, killing at least 41 people and leaving about 100 missing and feared dead.

More than a day after the Wednesday morning landslide, authorities said the chances of survival were slim for anyone still trapped under the mud in Malin, a village of about 700 people in Pune district of Maharashtra state.

Suresh Jadhav, a district official, said around 40 homes were wiped out.

Two days of torrential rains triggered the landslide and continued to pound the area as rescuers brought bodies covered in soaked white sheets to ambulances while relatives watched, weeping. Bad communications, dangerous roads and debris delayed rescue personnel from reaching the area for several hours Wednesday.

The disaster only came to light when a bus driver passed by and saw that the village had disappeared under masses of mud and earth.

Indian villagers watch rescue operations at the site of a mudslide in the village of Malin in India’s western Maharashtra state on Thursday. Two days of torrential rains triggered the landslide early Wednesday.

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Indian villagers watch rescue operations at the site of a mudslide in the village of Malin in India’s western Maharashtra state on Thursday. Two days of torrential rains triggered the landslide early Wednesday.

Mudslide swallows Indian village; at least 41 dead 07/31/14 [Last modified: Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:59pm]
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