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Rescuers Recover 26 Dead From Mudslide in India's Northeast

Soldiers wrap bodies of victims of a mudslide in Noney, northeastern Manipur state, India, Friday, July 1, 2022. Rescuers found more bodies Friday as they resumed searching for dozens of missing after a mudslide triggered by weeks of heavy downpours killed at least 19 people at a railroad construction site in India's northeast, officials said. (AP Photo/Agui Kamei)
Soldiers wrap bodies of victims of a mudslide in Noney, northeastern Manipur state, India, Friday, July 1, 2022. Rescuers found more bodies Friday as they resumed searching for dozens of missing after a mudslide triggered by weeks of heavy downpours killed at least 19 people at a railroad construction site in India's northeast, officials said. (AP Photo/Agui Kamei)

Gauhati, India (AP) -- Fresh rain and falling boulders on Saturday hampered rescuers who have so far pulled out 26 bodies from the debris of a mudslide that wiped out a railroad construction site in India’s northeast, officials said.

Rescue work is expected to continue for a couple of days in rugged hilly terrain with little hope of finding survivors among 37 people still missing since Wednesday night.