© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Nationwide Catastrophe Response Pressure (NDRF) personnel and different volunteers climb up a mountain to achieve the positioning of a landslide at a village in Raigad, within the western state of Maharashtra, India July 20, 2023. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Phot
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian rescuers have referred to as off a seek for survivors of a landslide that hit a village within the western state of Maharashtra on Thursday, killing a minimum of 27 individuals, an official mentioned.
“They’ve been referred to as off and closed” the operation, S.B. Singh, of the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Pressure, informed Reuters on Sunday, including that greater than 50 individuals had been nonetheless lacking.
The landslide hit the mountain hamlet of Irshalwadi, about 60 km (37 miles) from Mumbai, flattening a number of homes. The village is estimated to have been dwelling to a minimum of 225 individuals, greater than 80 of whom managed to flee.