12 feared dead in landslide in cy­clone­hit Odisha

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Nation -

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha govern­ment on Satur­day rushed a team of res­cuers af­ter lo­cal me­dia re­ported that 12 per­sons, in­clud­ing five chil­dren, lost their lives while four oth­ers were miss­ing due to a landslide in Ga­jap­ati dis­trict. The in­ci­dent oc­curred in Barghara vil­lage un­der Gangabada pan­chayat un­der Raya­gada block when the cave, in which they had taken shel­ter, col­lapsed fol­low­ing in­ces­sant rain trig­gered by cy­clone Titli on Thurs­day. How­ever, the of­fi­cials are yet to con­firm the ex­act death toll. “There are re­ports about the death of 12 peo­ple... in a landslide caused by heavy rains in Baraghara vil­lage in Ga­jap­ati dis­trict. We are ver­i­fy­ing,” said spe­cial relief com­mis­sioner Bish­nu­pada Sethi.

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