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Last Updated: Monday, 24 July 2006, 10:21 GMT 11:21 UK
Quake victims struck by landslide
Rescuers search for survivors at the scene of the landslide
Victims of the landslide say they were not properly protected
Twelve people, seven of them children, have been killed in a landslide in Pakistani-administered Kashmir, the authorities say.

They say heavy rains caused the landslide in the Chela Bandi district of the capital, Muzaffarabad.

Thousands of people are still living in tents after an earthquake last October devastated the region.

Correspondents say that the area is next to a large mountain that has wide cracks in its side caused by the quake.

Victims of the landslide said that tonnes of soil and rock showered down from the mountain.

Correspondents say that mud-splattered clothes, shoes and remnants of makeshift tents - where quake survivors had been living - were scattered all over the area.

"We had told the government to shift us to a safer place," 40-year-old quake refugee Saeed Ahmed told the Associated Press news agency, "but nobody listened, and today 12 of our people died."

The October earthquake killed more than 73,000 people in Pakistani-administered Kashmir, and left more than three million people homeless.




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