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Himachal landslide leaves 11 dead, around 25-30 missing as vehicles trapped under debris Kinnaur landslide
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Himachal landslide leaves 11 dead, around 25-30 missing as vehicles trapped under debris

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 11 Aug 2021, 08:51 pm

Kinnaur/IBNS: At least 11 people have died and around 30 missing after a massive landslide in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur on Wednesday afternoon left several vehicles buried under debris.

A state-run bus, a truck and a few cars were trapped after the landslide blocked the Reckong Peo-Shimla highway.

The bus, which was on its way to Shimla, had 40 people on board, said reports.

According to officials, some 25-30 people are missing while 10 injured have been shifted to hospital.

In a video, boulders and rocks were seen rolling down the hillside with a roar before crashing into vehicles on the highway.

Around 200 troops of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were sent for rescue efforts.

Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur informed media that the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) had also been called in.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Thakur and assured him of all possible help.

Heavy, incessant rain resulted in many landslides across several parts of Himachal Pradesh over the past few weeks.

Last month, nine tourists were killed after huge boulders fell on their cars in another part of Kinnaur.