Spiritual leader, associates die in Arunachal landslide
A spiritual leader and three of his associates died after their vehicle got buried under a landslide in Kamle district of Arunachal Pradesh, police said on Saturday.
The incident took place in the under-construction Trans Arunachal Highway (Package 5) in the district on Friday, Superintendent of Police Thutan Jamba said.
The spiritual leader, Christopher Hembrom, hailed from Jalpaiguri in West Bengal, while his associates are from Assam.
They were on their way to Itanagar after attending a three-day `healing` festival at Dumporijo in Upper Subansiri district, Jamba said.
A team from Raga police station rushed to the spot and retrieved the bodies from the debris around 9 pm on Friday, he said.
The bodies have been sent for post-mortem examination.
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