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Two killed in Himachal landslide

Posted on Aug 26 2014 | IANS

Shimla, Aug 26 : Two members of a family were killed and three others injured Tuesday when boulders fell on their houses in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district, police said.

"Rescue work is on as three houses were badly damaged in the landslide," a police official told IANS.

He said the victims - a mother and a child - were sleeping in their houses at a village near Bhavanagar, some 200 km from Shimla, when the incident occurred.

The state has not experienced rainfall for over a week.

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