Pune Landslide
Landslide Buries 40 Houses in Pune, Over 160 Feared TrappedTwitter/ANI

7.10 pm: Rescue operations are still underway.

5.00 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit the landslide affected area in Ambegaon taluk in Pune on Wednesday. 

4.50 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the loss of life in Pune landslide is saddening.

4.15 pm: Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan is personally monitoring the situation. Due to landslide around 44 houses swept away and 160 people are feared trapped, Chavan said.

3.50 pm: 300 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel have been sent to Pune for the rescue operation.

3.45 pm: Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and deputy CM Ajit Pawar have rushed to Pune. 

"The Pune district collector and SP have reached the spot. The divisional commissioner is coordinating the relief work," Maharashtra assembly speaker Dilip Walse Patil, who represents the affected region in the state assembly, told PTI.

"The NDRF teams have also reached the spot," he said.

3.20 pm: Heavy rains hamper rescue operation. Alok Avasthy, regional commandant at the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), told AFP that the entire village has been cut off from communications due to landslide. 

Landslide Buries 40 Houses in Pune Village, More than 200 Feared Trapped

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3.15 pm: Rao said that government has sent rescue machinery to pull out those trapped under the debris.

A major landslide in Ambegaon taluk in Pune, trigged due to heavy rain falls on Wednesday, has killed at least 10 people, while more than 200 are feared trapped, according to reports.

The landslide, which occurred in Malin village of Ambegaon, has buried around 40 houses, stated Prabhakar Deshmukh, the Divisional Commissioner of Pune.

The landslide occurred at around 5am on Wednesday, the police said. Two teams of rescue operations have reached the spot.

"Exact number of causalities is not known as we are moving slowly to ensure that those trapped are removed safely. About 30 ambulances have been rushed from adjoining areas to extend medical help to the victims," District Collector Saurabh Rao told Press Trust of India.