Kinnaur Landslide: 10 dead, over 30 feared buried in Himachal tragedy; PM, Shah speak assure Centre’s help

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Updated: August 12, 2021 8:14:06 am

Himachal Pradesh Kinnaur landslide: At least one person died while over 40 others are feared trapped following a landslide in Himachal's Pradesh Kinnaur on Wednesday.

Himachal Pradesh Landslide Live Updates (ANI Photo)

Kinnaur Himachal Pradesh Landslide: At least 10 people died while over 30 others are feared trapped following a landslide in Himachal’s Pradesh Kinnaur on Wednesday. The rescue work resumed on Thursday at 6 am, the state Disaster Management Director Sudesh Kumar Mokhta said. The rescue operation is being carried out jointly by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the members of local police and home guards, he added. The authorities had suspended the operation Wednesday at around 10 pm. The HRTC bus, which had been on its way from Reckong Peo to Haridwar via Shimla, was hit by the boulders after Wednesday landslide around noon near Chaura village on national highway number five in Nigulsari area of Nichar tehsil.

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    18:42 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Himachal Pradesh Landslide Live Updates: 14 people have been rescued so far: ITBP
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    16:08 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Himachal Pradesh Landslide Live Updates: 10 people rescued, 2 dead

    A total of 10 people have been rescued safely from the landslide site in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. Two people have been found dead: State Emergency Operation Centre

    16:04 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Himachal Pradesh Landslide Live Updates: Driver, conductor of bus injured

    CM Jairam Thakur said the driver and the conductor have sustained injuries and they are not in a position to tell the exact number of the passengers who were on the bus.

    15:59 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Himachal Pradesh Landslide Live Updates: ITBP personnel rescue a man trapped in debris
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    15:49 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Himachal Pradesh Landslide Live Updates: PM Modi, Amit Shah speak with CM Jairam Thakur

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur regarding the landslide in Kinnaur. “PM assured all possible support in the ongoing rescue operations,” the PMO said in a tweet. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has also spoken to Thakur, and assured of all help from the Centre.

    15:35 (IST)11 Aug 2021
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    15:34 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Himachal Pradesh Landslide Live Updates: Rescue ops underway

    Around 200 jawans of 3 battalions of ITBP are the spot where landslide is happening. The teams are waiting for more than one hour for the shooting stones to stop. It is believed that around 40 people are trapped. The area is currently very dangerous: ITBP Spokesperson Vivek Pandy

    15:32 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    Himachal Pradesh Landslide Live Updates: Army, NDRF called in

    The Army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and local rescue teams have been called in for the rescue work.

    In July as well, a major landslide took place near Batsari in the tribal district of Kinnaur in which nine tourists were crushed under massive boulders. Among them were a doctor from Jaipur who was going to Spiti to celebrate her birthday. 
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