Live updates

Advertisement

At least 15 people killed in mudslide in north-east India

The mudslide hit a construction site in north-east India. Credit: RTV

At least 15 people have died after torrential rain triggered a mudslide in north-east India.

The mudslide swept through a labour camp at a construction site in Tawang early on Friday, police said.

Fifteen bodies have been recovered and two other workers are feared to have been buried in the debris.

At least 15 people have been killed. Credit: RTV

William and Kate set to meet India's PM over lunch

William and Kate are currently on a seven-day tour of India Credit: Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are due to meet India's prime Minister Narendra Modi over lunch today as their official tour of the country continues.

The couple are expected to dine with Modi at New Delhi's Hyderabad House, a former royal residence of Maharajas, before entering the next leg of their journey and travelling to the Kaziranga National Park in the state of Assam.

Kaziranga is a World Heritage Site and a wildlife conservation area and the Royals are due to spend the next few days there learning about the people and wildlife who inhabit the area.

Advertisement

Indian PM going to Kerala as temple death toll rises to 80

The fire and explosion took place at the Puttingal temple in Kerala. Credit: RTV

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his way to Kerala after a fire at a Hindu temple killed at least 80 people and injured more than 200.

Mr Modi said his "thoughts are with the families of the dead and his prayers with the injured".

He added that he has spoken to the Chief Minister of Kerala, Oommen Chandy, and asked him to arrange the transfer of the critically injured by helicopter for treatment.

He has also asked the Health Minister, Jagat Prakash Nadda, to reach the site of the tragedy at Puttingal temple in Kerala.

The incident reportedly occurred when a fireworks display to mark the Hindu new year went wrong, setting fire to a store of fireworks and causing a deadly explosion.

Load more updates