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At least six dead, dozens missing in Indian landslide

At least six dead, dozens missing in Indian landslide
From Al Jazeera - August 13, 2017

At least six people were killed and dozens more were missing on Sunday after a massive landslide swept two buses off a hillside into a deep gorge in mountainous northern India.

The vehicles stopped for a tea break at midnight on Saturday in Himachal Pradesh state when tonnes of rock and mud swept away an entire stretch of highway roughly 200km from the state capital Shimla.

Six bodies were recovered so far but there were fears many more may have died, district official Sandeep Kadam said.

Rescue teams reached the scene but struggled in the dark and steep terrain with the army later joining the search.

"The other bus has been swept away, 800 metres down the steep hillside. We are not sure how many people were in this bus," Kadamtold AFP news agency.

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