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(RFE/RL) July 8 -- Pakistani officials say that landslides have killed 23 villagers and destroyed houses in a remote mountainous part of northwestern Pakistan.


A police official said the landslides, triggered by heavy rain overnight, also blocked a stretch of the Karakoram highway that links Pakistan to China.


Police said women and children are among the dead in the stricken villages.


(compiled from agency reports)

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