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At Least 30 Dead, 100 Missing In India Landslide

Entire village swallowed up in mudslide following torrential rains. The search continues for about 100 people who are missing and feared dead.

Posted on July 30, 2014, at 5:40 a.m. ET

Update — July 31, 10:22 a.m. ET

About 100 people are missing and feared trapped and at least 30 dead after heavy monsoon rain caused landslides in the village of Malin in western India, according to the Associated Press.

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Reports in the Indian media state that village, which is located 120 kilometers (75 miles) north of Pune in Ambegoan, Maharashtra province, was home to over 750 residents.
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Reports in the Indian media state that village, which is located 120 kilometers (75 miles) north of Pune in Ambegoan, Maharashtra province, was home to over 750 residents.

Rescuers expected the death toll to rise, Sandeep Rai Rathore, a top official of the National Disaster Response Force told the Associated Press that around 100 people were missing and feared dead.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that Home Office Minister Rajnath Singh would be travelling to the area to assess the situation.

Loss of lives in landslide in Pune dist. is saddening. Spoke to Rajnath ji & he would be travelling to Pune to take stock of the situation.

Narendra Modi@narendramodi

Loss of lives in landslide in Pune dist. is saddening. Spoke to Rajnath ji & he would be travelling to Pune to take stock of the situation.

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