30 die in landslide


The villages – La, Gherna and Lelu Nehar – in Munsiyari area of Pithoragarh district, about 450 km from Dehradun, were located at a height of 5,000 feet.

Twenty nine bodies have been recovered so far, state police chief Subhash Joshi said. The hilly region was lashed by downpour from Friday evening till Saturday afternoon.Rescue workers from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police searched for the missing people till Saturday evening.

The inhospitable terrain also came in the way of the rescue operation, he said. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore for the families of each of those killed in the tragedy.

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