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Villagers watch a rescue operation standing by mud and slush at the site of a landslide in Malin village, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra on Aug. 1, 2014.
Villagers watch a rescue operation standing by mud and slush at the site of a landslide in Malin village, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra on Aug. 1, 2014.Rafiq Maqbool—AP
Villagers watch a rescue operation standing by mud and slush at the site of a landslide in Malin village, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra on Aug. 1, 2014.
Relatives wail after seeing the body of a victim after a massive landslide in Malin village in Pune district of western Maharashtra state, India on July 31, 2014.
Rescue workers carry the body of a victim after a massive landslide in Malin village in Pune district of western Maharashtra state, India on July 31, 2014. Two days of torrential rains triggered the landslide early Wednesday, killing more than two dozen people and trapping more than 150, authorities said.
A villager watches a rescue operation sitting by his damaged house at the site of a landslide in Malin village, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra on Aug. 1, 2014.
Earthmovers clear mud and slush at the site of a landslide in Malin village, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra on Aug. 1, 2014.
The wall of a partially damaged house is covered with mud at the site of a landslide in Malin village, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, on Aug. 1, 2014.
Rescue workers stand on the bank of a river as they look for bodies after a massive landslide in Malin village in Pune district of western Maharashtra state, India on July 31, 2014.
Chandrakant Zanjare, who said he lost 13 family members to a landslide, wails near the site where his house stood in Malin village, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra on Aug. 1, 2014.
Villagers watch a rescue operation standing by mud and slush at the site of a landslide in Malin village, in the western
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At Least 60 Dead, Scores Missing in India Landslide

Search teams continue to dig through the mud from a landslide that buried a village in western India on Wednesday as the death toll has reached 66, officials said Friday.

The evening landslide crashed into the small village of Malin, taking its approximately 150 residents by surprise, the BBC reported. Workers have managed to reach the central part of the village, but no survivors have been recovered in the past 48 hours.

The torrential rain that caused the disaster continues to hamper rescue efforts, said officials, despite the attempts of the 250 disaster response workers and 100 ambulances on the scene. The eight villagers thus far rescued are receiving treatment at a government hospital 60 kilometers away.

India's monsoon season runs from June to September.

[BBC]

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