Kinnaur Landslide: Death Toll Rises To 15, CM Thakur Conducts Aerial Survey

The rescue and relief team is actively working at the Kinnaur landslide spotted at 6 Am on Thursday. As of now, 15 bodies have been recovered from the debris while a bolero and a state transport bus are yet to be traced. Passengers are also still missing.

Source: The Indian Express

The ITBP said that the rescue work has resumed at the landslide site in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur. Also, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur went on an aerial survey of the landslide in Kinnaur.

However, a Bolero car and the Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HPTC) bus, and their passengers are missing under the debris. Later, ITBP Deputy Commandant, Dharmender Thakur, said, “We have located the remnants of the bus and a body has been recovered.”

Source: The Hindu

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the members of local police and home guards are carrying out the search operation and rescue and relief operation.

What has happened in Kinnaur?

The boulders in a landslide at Kinnaur hit the HRTC bus travelling from Reckong Peo to Haridwar via Shimla. The accident took place in the noon near Chaura village on national highway number five in the Nigulsari area of Nichar tehsil.

Source: United News of India

It was expected that nearly 40-50 people were trapped in the rubble as the bus, a truck and a few other vehicles hit landslide. Also, some of the vehicles and locals had skidded off the road and fell into the river below.

The death count might increase from 15 as the HRTC bus and the Bolero and its passengers were not found under the debris. As per the officials, it might be possible that both the vehicles rolled down with the debris.

Among the 15 dead people, eight were found trapped in a Tata Sumo taxi during the search and rescue operation on Wednesday. The truck rolled towards a riverside due to shooting stones. On the same day, a fully damaged Alto car was also recovered but no one was found inside the car.

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