NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian official has said 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, said Wednesday’s landslide in the village of Ambe buried about 40 houses.
Deshmukh told CNN-IBN TV station that federal rescue workers were 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 were immediately available.