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Himachal Pradesh: Six dead and several injured in landslides

13 August 2017, 02:56 | Devin Moran

Bus accident. Reuters File

Bus Accident

Shimla: Thirty people are feared killed after a massive landslide buried two buses they were travelling in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district.

According to an official, the landslide occurred around midnight on the Mandi-Pathankot national highway burying two Himachal Road Transport Corporation buses. Teams from the Army and the National Disaster Response Force have been called in and have been working on rescuing those still trapped since 2 am on Sunday, he said.

"The Centre is rushing additional NDRF teams to Bihar to help the ongoing rescue and relief operations in the flood affected region of the state", Singh said in a tweet.

One of the buses was on its way to Chamba from Manali, while the other one was on its way to Katra in Jammu from Manali. Those injured were immediately rushed to the nearby hospital.




"Around 50 people are feared to have been washed away in the landslide", Himachal Pradesh's Transport Minister G.S. Bali told the media.

Apart from the locals, the police, fire services and home guard personnel were already on the spot carrying on the rescue operations.

"Three vehicles were stranded after the landslide".

Following the incident, the National Highway 21 from Mandi to Aut has been closed due to the threat of landslides.



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