Four people were killed in a landslide in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam city early today, a police official said.Rocks rolled down a hillside in Thatichetlapalem, burying several houses. Whilethree people died on the spot, another man died at the King George Hospital, the official said.

Four others were injured in the rockslide, the official added.Heavy rains overnight were believed to have caused the disaster.State minister for human resource G Srinivas Rao visited the site. Many houses have been built in areas vulnerable to landslides, he said.

Four people belonging to two families died on the spot when a boulder broke off from the hill abutting their pin roofed house in Sanjeevaiah nagar colony of Thatichetla Palem areain Vizag on Sunday.

Among the deceased is a seven-year-old boy.

The deceased has been identified as, K Adinarayana, 7, K Suryanarayan, 65, Adi Lakshmi, 55, Sri Ram, 22.


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