Landslides kill 19 in northern India
At least 19 people have been killed in landslides that were triggered by heavy rains in India's northern state of Uttarakhand, Press TV reported.
The landslides wreaked havoc in the Avalbagh block of the Almora district.
Six people lost their lives and 14 others were trapped under the rubble as scores of houses were flattened, India Today quoted District Magistrate Subardhan as saying on Saturday.
In addition, eight people were killed in landslides in the Nainital district. Hundreds of foothills residents from several villages were told to evacuate to safer places.
Ramola was the worst-hit area, where four people were washed away by surging waters.
Five members of a family, including four children, were buried alive in a house collapse in the Haridwar district.
"The family was asleep when the incident happened," the Disaster Management and Mitigation Centre said.