- Title: 10 dead, dozens trapped after landslide in India's Himalayas
- Date: 11th August 2021
- Summary: KINNAUR, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA (AUGUST 11, 2021) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) PEOPLE GATHERED AT LANDSLIDE SITE VARIOUS OF MACHINE REMOVING MUD AND ROCKS AT LANDSLIDE SITE RESCUE WORKERS WITH TOOLS WALKING PEOPLE GATHERED AT LANDSLIDE SITE RESCUE OFFICIALS WATCHING
- Embargoed: 25th August 2021 16:41
- Keywords: Himalayas ITBP India Kinnaur accident disaster landslide rescue vehicles trapped
- Location: KINNAUR, HIMACHAL PRADESH/NEW DELHI, INDIA
- City: KINNAUR, HIMACHAL PRADESH/NEW DELHI, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Disaster/Accidents
- Reuters ID: LVA002EPU4DOV
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A landslide in the mountainous Indian state of Himachal Pradesh has killed at least 10, injured 14, and left dozens trapped after boulders tumbled on to a major highway on Wednesday (August 11), smashing and burying several vehicles, Indian officials said.
The landslide happened on the Reckong Peo-Shimla Highway at 1245 local time. The rescue operation was underway to look for any survivors or bodies.
There were reports of six vehicles including, a 32-seater bus being trapped under the debris.
"It seems we are being able to trace the bus that had been trapped there. JCB machines are working there from both sides and removing the debris that is lying at the site," said Vivek Pandey, Public Relations Officer, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, an Indian paramilitary unit responsible for border security in the region.
More than 200 personnel, including from the army, paramilitary forces and local police, are working along a stretch of National Highway 5 that runs along the Sutlej river and connects northern India to the border with China, officials said.
In late July, at least nine people were killed by a landslide in a different part of Kinnaur district, and dozens have been left stranded by landslides and flooding in recent weeks in another area of Himachal Pradesh, a scenic Himalayan state popular with tourists.
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