24 people die in huge Kyrgyzstan landslide

Up to 24 people were killed in a massive landslide in Kyrgyzstan early on Saturday, Interfax reported, citing preliminary information from the Kyrgyz Emergency Ministry.

The landslide hit seven houses in a village in the south of the country.

The victims, who were in their houses at the time, are believed to be buried under mud and rubble, the ministry added.

According to the emergency ministry officials, up to 100 rescuers are currently working at the site.

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