Landslide hits Arunachal Pradesh, 16 workers buried alive
Fifteen labourers and a supervisor were killed after a landslide buried their camp near a private hotel construction site at Phamla in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang district yesterday.
Superintendent of police Anto Alphonse said three labourers survived the landslide.
Arunachal Pradesh governor JP Rajkhowa announced an ex gratia of Rs 1 lakh for the nearest of kin of each of the 16 killed in the landslide.
There have been heavy rains in the Himalayan state of Arunachal Pradesh, which lies on the Tibetan border and is claimed in part by China.