150 feared buried in western India landslide

17:24, Jul 31 2014

An Indian official says that more than 150 people are feared buried under a landslide that hit a village in western India following torrential rains. 

Prabhakar Deshmukh, the local commissioner of Pune district in Maharashtra state, says Wednesday’s landslide in the village of Ambe has buried about 40 houses. 

Deshmukh told CNN-IBN TV station that federal rescue workers are on their way to the area but have been hindered by poor roads leading to the village and continuing rain. 

He says residents have begun the work of clearing the debris 

Few other details are immediately available.

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