Twenty people feared killed in Kashmir landslide

At least 20 road workers were feared dead after a landslide smashed into trucks transporting them in Kashmir on Thursday, officials said.

Twenty people feared killed in Kashmir landslide
"Two or three trucks carrying an unspecified number of road workers ... came under a massive landslide," Riyaz Ahmed Zargar, a district magistrate in Kishtwar, told reporters.

"So far six bodies have been recovered."

The magistrate said officials believed around 28 workers were caught in the landslide. Several had been rescued.

The accident happened in Kishtwar district, about 134 miles (215 km) northeast of Jammu, the winter capital of the Himalayan region.

Reuters
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