5 Die in Landslide

Published: 01st October 2014 08:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st October 2014 08:42 PM   |  A+A-


ITANAGAR: Five persons including an eight-year-old student and a woman died after they were buried under the debris of a hillock which caved in near the sinking zone at Karsingsa along the National Highway 52A, 20 kms from here today.    

A police team rushed to the spot and extricated the bodies, Naharlagun SDPO J Basa said adding the bodies were handed over to the relatives after conducting inquest by the magistrate.     

A portion of the NH was completely washed away on August 15 for which the vehicular traffic was diverted via another route, but pedestrians used to cross the sinking zone on foot to avail transport on either side of the blocked point, the SDPO said.

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