Himachal Pradesh: Seven people killed after landslide hits Mandi

13 Août, 2017, 10:39 | Author: Claudine Rigal
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August 13 (ANI): At least two people have been killed and four rescued from the debris after a landslide hit Himachal Pradesh's Mandi on Sunday.

One of the buses was carrying 47 passengers from Chamba to Mandi while the second bus, was carrying about 8-10 passengers from Katra to Manali when the accident occurred.

The landslide swept away the road and the buses for nearly 800 metres down into a gorge and there was no trace of one of the buses which was completely buried under the debris so far.

A search and rescue operation is on involving local authorities, the Army and the National Disaster Response Force. The IG central range and Deputy Commissioner and SP are on the spot, he added. However, the details of the victims and injured are awaited.

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Himachal Transport minister GS Bali said the toll could climb to 50 in the incident which took place last night.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi prayed for the quick recovery of those injured.

Earlier in the day, seven people were reported killed after three vehicles hit by a landslide at same road near Padhar in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi.

The six persons have been identified as Beauty Sharma from Bihar, Shubham from Pathankot in Punjab, and Sachvetra Devi from Rampur, Manju from Karsog, Aneeta from Kullu, and Rakesh Kumar from Dharamsala - in Himachal Pradesh.

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