O The death toll in a landslide in Maharashtra state in western India rose to 22 on Friday after six more bodies were found under layers of mud, Reuters reported.
Rescue operations have been suspended in the meantime and will resume tomorrow, Saturday, as the director general of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Atul Karwal, told Reuters.
The landslide occurred on Thursday night in the remote village of Irshalwadi, about 60 kilometers from Mumbai.
It is suspected that more than 100 people are still trapped under the rubble.
Search operations are being hampered by heavy and persistent rain, poor visibility and rough terrain, which make it impossible for the machines to move to the site and delay the work, which is being carried out manually.
Members of the rescue teams are also preparing the graves to bury the victims.
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