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    Himachal Pradesh: 10 dead,13 rescued in major landslide in Kinnaur; search operation underway

    Himachal Pradesh: 10 dead,13 rescued in major landslide in Kinnaur; search operation underway

    Himachal Pradesh: 10 dead,13 rescued in major landslide in Kinnaur; search operation underway
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    By CNBCTV18.com  IST (Updated)

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    Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) said one truck and one HRTC bus reportedly came under the rubble. Many people reported being trapped. ITBP teams rushed for the rescue operation.

    Ten people were dead, 13 others rescued while several were feared buried under the debris of a major landslide in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district on Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner Abid Hussain Sadiq said. Teams of the Indian Army, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, National Disaster Response Force, and police are on the spot for the rescue operation. Sliding and shooting stones are continuing and that is hampering the rescue work.
    Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur told the state assembly that there are reports that 50-60 people are trapped under the debris, but the exact number was not known. He said Union Home Minister Amit Shah has talked to him and the topmost priority as of now is to rescue those trapped under the debris and provide them the best possible treatment.
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Thakur over the incident. "PM Narendra Modi spoke to Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur regarding the situation in the wake of the landslide in Kinnaur. The PM has assured all possible support in the ongoing rescue operations," the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.
    ITBP said one truck, one HRTC bus, and cars reportedly came under the rubble. ITBP personnel of the 17th battalion, 19th battalion, and 43rd battalion reached the landslide site to undertake the rescue operation. "The landslide incident has taken place near Nigulsari. A bus is buried under the rubble there. Few cars and a truck are suspected to be trapped. The bus driver and one more person are rescued. ITBP rescue teams at the spot, operation hindered due to falling boulders," said Kinnaur MLA JS Negi.
    Thakur told the Assembly that a Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus and several other vehicles were buried under the debris. He said the driver and the conductor were rescued with injuries and were not in a position to tell the exact number of the passengers who were on the bus.
    With inputs from PTI
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