46 persons killed in Himachal landslide so far

Rescue operation continue

46 persons killed in Himachal landslide so far August 14, 2017

As many as 46 persons were killed after a massive landslide buried two Himachal Pradesh roadways buses,  injured several others at Kotpuri near Padhar on the Mandi-Pathankot national highway. The officials who were involved in the rescue work said that so for 46 bodies have been recovered.  Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the Army and the police were working  hard since the incident and heavy earth-moving machinery was deployed at the gorge where the two buses lay buried under a heap of debris. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh who visited the spot said that the rescue operation would continue till the last body was recovered. The state government would bear medical expenses of the injured passengers, the CM added. He also met the bereaved family members and expressed condolences. The rescue operations were suspended late evening as there were apprehensions of more landslides. The rescue work would resume tomorrow, the official said.

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