NDRF recovered 13 dead bodies by the Himachal Landslide.
Three more bodies were recovered from the site of the landslide in Himachal Pradesh‘s Kinnaur district, bringing the death toll to 13, authorities said.
However, the rescue work, carried out jointly by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and members of the local police and domestic guards, resumed at 6 a.m. Thursday.
Three bodies were recovered from the Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus, which, along with other vehicles, was buried under the rubble, said State Director of Disaster Management Sudesh Kumar Mokhta.
The bus was found in a very bad condition, he added. Another vehicle, a Bolero, is still buried under the rubble.
The authorities had suspended the operation on Wednesday around 10 at night.
The HRTC bus, which was heading from Reckong Peo to Haridwar via Shimla, was struck by rocks after a landslide around noon Wednesday near the village of Chaura on National Highway 5 in the Nigulsari area of Nichar tehsil.
Ten bodies were recovered Wednesday, while another 13 were rescued with injuries.
Several others are feared to be buried under the rubble. Eight of the dead were found trapped in a Tata Sumo taxi during the search and rescue operation on Wednesday.