Published On: Sun, Aug 13th, 2017

Landslide in Himachal, 46 dead

Shimla: In a massive landslide that occurred in Mandi district of the state on Sunday, at least 46 people were killed and over 20 reported missing.

The bus from Chamba to Manali was carrying the maximum number of passengers

According to an official, the landslide occurred around midnight on the Mandi-Pathankot national highway burying two Himachal Road Transport Corporation buses.

He said that a search and rescue operation is on involving local authorities and the Indian Army.

To further intensify the rescue and relief operations, the National Disaster Response Force has been summoned, said the official adding that at least five people have been rescued so far in the ongoing operations.

Two buses were stationed at a kiosk located on the highway for refreshments when the disaster occurred, said an eyewitness.

One of the buses was on its way from Chamba to Manali and the other from Manali to Katra.

The bus from Chamba to Manali was carrying the maximum number of passengers.

The rescue operation will resume on Monday morning, said the official.


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