National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel stand at the site of a landslide at Malin village in the western Indian state of Maharashtra August 1, 2014. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade
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Rescuers continued digging Saturday despite 'very slim chances' of finding any more people alive in the mud and debris from a major landslide in western India, where 73 have been killed.Seventy-three bodies and eight survivors have now been pulled from the site where a village once stood in a remote part of western Maharashtra state, but incessant rains, marshy terrain and strong winds have hampered rescue efforts.A landslide in the eastern state of Odisha on Thursday cut off about a dozen villages, while another in the northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand killed at least five people.A separate landslide struck a village in northeastern Nepal Saturday killing at least seven people with dozens missing.
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