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West Bengal: Couple Dead as Their House Gets Buried in Darjeeling Landslide

After a torrential rainfall in Darjeeling hit and buried a house, the 60-year-old man and woman living in the house died.

Published: July 8, 2019 11:38 AM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Sharmita Kar

West Bengal: Couple Dead as Their House Gets Buried in Darjeeling Landslide
Landslide in Darjeeling kills a man and his wife.

New Delhi: A 60-year-old man and his wife were killed in a landslide caused by torrential rainfall near Pubung Fatak in Sukhia area of Darjeeling, West Bengal, on Monday.

The accident happened after their house in the area was hit by the landslide and got buried in mud.

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According to the Skymet weather forecast on Sunday, the sub-Himalayan range in West Bengal, such as Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Cooch Behar, Siliguri, and North Dinajpur were to continue receiving heavy rainfall on Monday. On the other hand, other districts of West Bengal including Kolkata were to receive light rains with warm and humid weather.

Meanwhile, in June, a number of landslides affected the tourist traffic in Sikkim as about 300 tourists were stranded in Lachen, from where tourists had to walk till Dzongu.

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