AMN / Shimla
More than 20 people were feared dead after massive landslides washed away and buried the two buses in Himachal Pradesh today.
Twelve bodies have been recovered so far from the debris, sources said. About one dozen injured have been rushed to the Mandi hospital.
Official report said that seven earth removers and 50 workers were pressed into clearing the muck. Teams of Army, NDRF, along with Public Works Department have launched the rescue operation.
According to reports two buses at Kotropi area on Pathankot-Mandi National Highway near Jogindernagar after massive landslides washed away and buried the two buses along with some other light vehicles which had halted for refreshments.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condoled the deaths of bus passengers in a landslide in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh.
‘Pained by the loss of lives due to landslide related accidents in HP’s Mandi district. My condolences with the families of the deceased,’ the PM said in a tweet.
“I pray for the quick recovery of those injured in Mandi district, Himachal Pradesh.