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Falling boulders kill 7 road workers in Himalayas in India


Boulders crashed down on Indian workers who were widening a mountainous road leading to a Hindu temple in the Himalayas, killing seven of them, a government official said.

Dsitrict Magistrate Mangesh Gildiyal said another three workers were injured on Friday and 12 rescued from the site near Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand state. The area is nearly 380 kilometers (235 miles) northeast of New Delhi.

Gildiyal said the road clearing operation was continuing as one worker was feared to be buried in the debris.