Ten persons were killed and several feared buried under the debris after a major landslide trapped a bus and other vehicles on the Reckong Peo-Shimla Highway in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district on Wednesday.
At least 14 persons were pulled out of the rubble in an injured condition during the rescue operation and shifted to a nearby hospital.
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), and local rescue teams have been pressed into service. A helicopter was also arranged for the rescue operation.
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and enquired about the situation. He also directed the ITBP to provide all assistance in rescue and relief operations.
Shah further assured the CM of all possible help from the Central government to deal with the situation.
Video: Landslide hits Himachal’s Kinnaur district, over 40 persons feared buried under debris pic.twitter.com/vFgN1XTtez
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi also spoke to the Himachal CM in the wake of the incident and assured support in the rescue operations.