More than 30 missing feared trapped under debris after a landslide in Himachal’s Kinnaur while 11 lost lives, 10 rescued.
The landslide occurred at the Reckong Peo- Shimla Highway. Several vehicles, including an HRTC bus, are feared to be trapped in a landslide in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district. Rescue operations are underway. 300 ITBP ( Indo-Tibetan Border Police) personnel reach the incident spot to rescue people, where around 30 people have been fear trapped. Rescue operations are underway.
Earlier, Deputy Commissioner, Kinnaur, Abid Hussain Sadiq Abid Hussain Sadiq told PTI that several vehicles, including the HRTC bus carrying over 30 passengers, were buried under the debris. So far, ten people have been rescued while 11 have died.
The landslide occurred on the Reckong Peo-Shimla Highway in Kinnaur around 11:50 am. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that a Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus and several other vehicles were buried under the debris. PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah also spoke to the state government and pledging full support.
Meanwhile, the teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and the local police are present at the spot and carrying out the rescue operation, Thakur said.
The CM said that a helicopter is being arranged for the rescue operation. He said that the rockslide took place when there was no rainfall in the area at the time of the incident.