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Landslide in Pune: 40 houses in Malin village trapped under mud
A major landslide has hit a small village namely Malin in Maharashtra's Pune district. Around 40 houses with 160 people are trapped under the mud, boulders and debris. The village's total population is around 715.

So far 08 bodies have been been recovered. Various teams of NDRF, Army and local volunteers are involved in the relief operation with the help earth moving machines. The tragedy occurred today in the morning around 6 am.

States CM, deputy CM, Assembly speaker have rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation. The tragedy hit village is 30 kilometers away from Bhimshankar Jyotirling. According to various reports coming in several peoples are suspected to be trapped inside houses on a hillside. The whole village with 35-40 houses has came under the debris of a hillock.

When the tragedy took place the villagers were sleeping inside their houses. The land slide is result of the heavy downpour that is taking place in the area since last 3-4 days, which has loosened the earth and dislodged rocks and boulders.

Till noon, two people were rescued alive from the debris. Heavy rains are hampering the rescue operations. About 30 ambulances have been rushed from adjoining areas to extend medical help to the victims.

Pune Divisional Commissioner Prabhakar Deshmukh is coordinating the relief work. State's Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Patangrao Kadam said rescue operations were going on in full swing in coordination with various government agencies, as reported by Indian Express.

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