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Rescue workers recover 23 bodies after landslide in Pakistan

Published 09/04/2016 | 13:21

23 bodies buried under a landslide in northern Pakistan have been retrieved
23 bodies buried under a landslide in northern Pakistan have been retrieved

Rescue workers have retrieved 23 bodies buried under a landslide in northern Pakistan.

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The bodies, buried for the last six days, were retrieved on Saturday and handed over to their families, said a national disaster management official.

He said there could be another seven or eight bodies still buried.

The landslide engulfed several mud and brick houses after flash floods triggered by torrential rains hit north and north west Pakistan last week, killing over 50 people.

Several districts remain cut off from the rest of the country after the flooding submerged roads and severed communication lines.

The Pakistani army has been dropping food supplies by air into remote areas and evacuated several foreign tourists.

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