10 people killed in landslide in Uttarakhand


Dehradun: Landslide killed 10 people including women and children and five other injured in Chakrata area of Dehradun on Monday.  Bodies of the 10 labourers have been retrieved and the injured have been admitted to a hospital where the condition of one of them is critical.

The mishap took place around 1am when the labourers were sleeping in the Teoni-Hanol area and boulders rolled down after strong winds and thundershowers hit the area, district officer Ravinath Raman said.

The labourers were working on a project under the Prime Minister Gramin Sadak Yojna. Relief operations have since begun. JCB machines have been pressed into service to look for people trapped under the debris.