Landslides in India's north-east kill eight children, one woman

GUWAHATI: Torrential rains triggered landslides in northeastern India on Wednesday, killing eight children and a woman, an official said.

Heavy rains set off landslides in Tamenglong, about 155 kilometres (96 miles) west of Imphal, capital of the state of Manipur, a government official said.

“A total of nine people were killed and that includes eight children and a woman in three separate incidents of landslides in the Tamenglong area since early Wednesday,” Tamenglong district magistrate Ravinder Singh told Reuters by telephone.

Heavy monsoon rains flooded several low-lying areas of India’s financial capital Mumbai this week, paralysing train services used by millions of commuters daily and causing flight delays.

Estimates up to $6.1 million in damage in the region

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