Mudslide in Northeast India Leaves 7 Dead, 40 Others Missing

New Delhi, Pounding rain following weeks of heavy downpours triggered a mudslide in northeast India that killed at least seven people and left about 40 others missing, local authorities said today.

Disaster response workers, police and local villagers were trying to rescue those buried under the debris in Noney, a town near Imphal, the capital of Manipur state.

Continuous rainfall over the past three weeks has wreaked havoc across India’s northeast, which has eight states and 45 million people, and in neighboring Bangladesh.

Source: Oman News Agency