Landslide kills 8 in northwest Pakistan

 04 Nov 2017 - 10:12

Landslide kills 8 in northwest Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: At least eight people, including seven children, were killed and three others wounded in landslide in northwestern tribal region on Friday, official said. 

The incident took place while a group of children were collecting mud near a hill in Utmankhel area of Bajaur Agency, near Afghan border.

"The rescue operation is in progress and seven dead bodies of the children and a woman have been recovered from the debris," Bakht Jehan Khan, a local political administration officer told Anadolu Agency. 

The injured were shifted to the hospital in Bajaur Agency, one of the seven tribal districts that borders with Kunar province of Afghanistan.