Landslide kills 12

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

TWELVE peo­ple are feared dead in a cy­clone shel­ter swamped by a landslide caused by heavy rains in east­ern In­dia, of­fi­cials said.

Kr­is­han Ku­mar, a spokesman for the Na­tional Disas­ter Re­sponse Force, said relief of­fi­cials rushed to the re­mote area in Ga­jap­ati dis­trict in Orissa state.

The landslide hit on Fri­day, a day af­ter a se­vere cy­clone that caused heavy rains in parts of east­ern In­dia.

Vil­lagers had moved to the shel­ter to es­cape the fury of Cy­clone Titli, which whipped up wind speeds of up to 95 miles per hour.

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