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At least four people died and it is not ruled out that several remain trapped as a result of a landslide that occurred this Saturday in a mining area in the state of Haryana, in the north of the India.
“So far 4 people have died” in a mining area located in Bhiwani, in Haryana, after a landslide, confirmed the interior minister of the region, Anil Jil, in his official Twitter account.
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The regional minister added that rescue teams have traveled to the area to check if there are more people trapped in the rubble.
At the time of the collapse, several a number undetermined number of workers were working in the area, so the number of victims it could increase in the next few hours.
For his part, the Minister of State Agriculture, Jai Parkash Dalal, visited the affected area to analyze the damage caused by the landslide and expressed his condolences to the families of those affected.
So far, the causes that may have originated this incident are unknown.
Landslides and floods are frequent in India, especially in the summer season, when rainfall intensifies because of the monsoon.
Last August, at least 13 people died and about twenty were missing due to a landslide that occurred in a mountainous area in the Himalayas, in northern India.
In February last year, a large avalanche of water and mud caused by a glacier break left at least 45 dead and about 160 missing in the Chamoli district, in the state of Uttarakhand and in the middle of the Himalayas.
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