11 dead: Major landslide Himachal’s Kinnaur, more than 30 people are still missing

Himachal landslides caused the death of 11 people and more than 30 people are still missing.

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Deputy Commissioner, Kinnaur, Abid Hussain Sadiq told PTI that several vehicles, including a Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus carrying over 40 passengers, are buried under the debris. The bus was on its way from Reckong Peo in Kinnaur to Shimla, he said.


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

Vivek Pandey, an ITBP spokesman stated "The area is currently very dangerous,"


Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur mentioned “National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) had also called in.


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


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Jal Shakti Minister Mahender Singh Thakur had informed the state assembly on August 4 that a total of 218 people have died and 12 were missing in Himachal Pradesh this monsoon season. —with PTI



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