40 People feared buried under the debris of landslides in Kinnaur.
Kinnaur landslide news: Two people have died and at least 50 people are feared trapped under the rubble due to a major landslide in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, which has left many vehicles trapped under the rubble.
At least 40 people are feared buried under the rubble of a major landslide in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district on Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner Abid Hussain Sadiq said. Rescue operations are currently underway.
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Sadiq said PTI that several vehicles, including a Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus carrying more than 40 passengers, are buried under the rubble.
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has said the incident occurred around 12:45 pm on the Reckong Peo-Shimla road in the Kinnaur district. The aforementioned bus, truck, and other HRCTC vehicles are reported to have fallen under the rubble.
The bus was heading from Reckong Peo in Kinnaur to Shimla, he said. According to India today, the landslide on National Highway 5 near Cheel Jungle has completely blocked the highway. The rescue operation is underway and the bus driver has so far been rescued, while 40 others are feared trapped.
A landslide reported on Reckong Peo- Shimla Highway in #Kinnaur District in Himachal Pradesh today at around 12.45 Hrs. One truck, a HRTC Bus and few vehicles reported came under the rubble. Many people reported trapped. ITBP teams rushed for rescue. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/ThLYsL2cZK
— ITBP (@ITBP_official) August 11, 2021
The army, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), and local rescue teams have been called in for rescue work, the deputy commissioner for Kinnaur said.
Sadiq also said that stones continue to fall with gunshots, which is creating problems in carrying out the rescue operation. More details are expected, he added.
Speaking to reporters about the landslide, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur said that police and local administration have been instructed to carry out rescue operations, while the National Disaster Response Force ( NDRF) has also been put on alert.
“I have ordered the police and the local administration to carry out rescue operations,” the prime minister said. AND ME. “The NDRF has also been put on alert. We have received information that a bus and a car could have been run over; we are awaiting detailed information on the matter.”
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