Rescuers search for missing pilgrims after north India landslide

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Rescuers were searching for missing pilgrims on Friday after a landslide in a northern Indian state crushed some shops on a hilly pathway and washed away structures into a river below, officials said.

The incident occurred Thursday night after part of a hill broke apart amid heavy rains in Gaurikund area of the
mountainous Uttarakhand state, said Nandan Singh Rajwar, a disaster management official.

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At least 12 to 13 people, who were on the trek route to the Kedarnath temple - a holy site for Hindus - could be missing, Rajwar added.

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