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Last Updated: Wednesday, 21 March 2007, 15:43 GMT
Many die in Pakistan landslides
Pakistani residents rescue a man from the flood waters after a heavy downpour in Indian-administered Kashmir
Survivors of the earthquake are living in the affected areas
At least 16 people have died in landslides triggered by heavy rains in Pakistani-administered Kashmir, officials say.

The worst landslide happened in the village of Doba Syedan where at least six people died.

At least 21 others are trapped under debris in the village, officials say.

Many survivors of the October 2005 earthquake, which killed more than 80,000 people, are living in temporary shelters in the area.

A military spokesman told the BBC that an army relief team had recovered four more bodies from the village of Syedan. Two had been pulled out earlier.

Earlier reports had put the death toll much higher.

'Very unfortunate'

Meanwhile, police say 10 people were feared killed when a house collapsed in a village south of the regional capital, Muzaffarabad.

The Associated Press quoted the local police as saying that more than 20 people were missing after the landslides.

One police official said teams were carrying out rescue work in the area but that only two bodies had been recovered so far.

Some of the people killed in these mudslides were reportedly survivors of the devastating 2005 quake.

"It is very unfortunate. These are the people who were worst hit in the earthquake," police spokesman Javed Ahmed told the AFP news agency.

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