Official: Landslides trap 150 people or more in western India

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 9:32am

NEW DELHI, India (CNN) -- Landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains may have trapped 150 people or more in a village in western India, a senior official said Wednesday.

At least eight bodies had been recovered Wednesday as the search continued. Two survivors were pulled out with injuries, said Suresh Jadhav, a district administrator in Maharashtra state.

"There are reports that up to 30 to 40 houses have been affected," Jadhav said.

About 50 ambulances and 200 volunteers were sent to the scene to help with the rescue effort, he said.

The landslides were reported around midnight in Malin, a village in Maharashtra's Pune district, near Mumbai.

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