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5 killed in landslide in Maharashtra


Alibaug (Maha): Five persons, including four of a family, were today killed after landslide flattened a house here this, an official said.

The incident occurred at around 6.15 am in village Mohechiwadi under Karjat taluka of Raigad district located adjoining Mumbai, a Disaster Management Cell official said.

The victims, four members of a Dighe family and their relative, were sleeping in the house which was knocked down by the landslide triggered by heavy rains, he said.

The deceased, three of them women, aged between 18 and 75 years, were buried under the debris, he added.

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