Chamoli: Landslide triggered by heavy rains claimed a life in Chamoli district early today when a man was hit by rubble falling from the hillside at Pathiyaldhar basti here. Sukhbir Singh Topal was killed after being hit by rocks and boulders falling from the hillside following a landslip, district disaster control office here informed.
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Topal's house was located right below a highway and incessant showers over the past few days had flooded it. At around 4 AM, he went up the highway to change the direction of the rainwater gushing into his house when the incident occurred, it said. Rescuers had a tough time finding his body in the darkness of the small hours, it said.