"Loss of lives in landslide in Pune district is saddening. Spoke to Rajnath ji and he would be travelling to Pune to take stock of the situation," Modi tweeted.

At least 10 people died and over 150 were feared trapped after a landslide hit a village in Pune district in Maharashtra on Wednesday morning.

According to the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF), which has sent seven teams to the spot, the landslide was triggered by heavy rains.

Home Minister to visit landslide affected area in Pune

Home Minister Rajnath Singh is heading for Pune to visit the land slide affected area and review the rescue operations as nearly 170 people are feared trapped in the debris.
During the visit this evening, the Home Minister will meet the affected people and take stock of the situation arising out of the landslide at Ambegaon, official sources said.
Singh will review the rescue operations launched by the district administration with the help of National Disaster Response Force and other agencies.
He is also expected to hold a meeting with local authorities.

Home Minister has decided to travel to Pune after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to him on the tragedy.
Home Ministry has already rushed nearly 300 NDRF personnel to Pune to join the rescue operations.
Nearly 170 people are feared trapped with several houses buried in the landslide triggered by heavy rains.

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