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Himachal Pradesh: Seven people killed after landslide hits Mandi

13 Августа 2017, 10:36 | Opal Carroll

Seven dead, over 20 missing in Himachal landslide

Himachal Pradesh Seven people killed after landslide hits Mandi

At least seven people were killed after a landslide hit Himachal Pradesh's Mandi on Sunday, ANI reported.

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

The tragedy struck at 12.15 am today in Kotrupi village in Padhar sub-division of Mandi district.

The army along with the local authorities and the National Disaster Response Force are carrying out a search and rescue operation.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi prayed for the quick recovery of those injured.

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So far, five persons have been rescued and admitted to Zonal Hospital in Mandi town.

According to eyewitnesses, the two buses were stationed at a kiosk located on the highway for refreshments when the disaster occurred.

The landslide swept away the road and the buses for nearly 800 metres down into a gorge and there was no trace of one of the buses which was completely buried under the debris so far. Director General of Police Somesh Goyal said eight passengers were travelling in the Manali-Katra bus while 47 passengers were in the other bus.

Rescue operations at accident site.

. One of the buses was going from Manali to Katra and another from Manali to Chamba.

In another landslide reported on Saturday at Dwara on Chandigarh-Manali highway, two people were injured when the debris fell on a moving vehicle.

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