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Mother, child 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 rolled down on to their houses in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district, police said.

"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 house in Saloring village near Bhavnagar, some 200 km from Shimla, when the incident occurred.

The deceased were identified as Vijay Laxmi (31) and her four-year-old daughter Priyanshi. The injured included Parka Devi (65) and Divyanshi (4).

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