Kinnaur landslide live news updates:
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur visited the search and rescue site in Kinnaur earlier in the day. He then reached the Community Health Centre in Bhaba Nagar of Kinnaur district to inquire about the well being of those injured in the landslide yesterday.
Another body has been recovered by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel from the wreckage of a bus following the landslide in Kinnaur. Death toll rises to 11.
ITBP Spokesperson Vivek Pandy stated that around 200 jawans from three batallions of the ITBP have reached the spot. However, the area is currently very dangerous and teams have been waiting for over an hour for the shooting stones to stop, he was quoted as saying by ANI.
Deputy Commissioner, Kinnaur, Abid Hussain Sadiq told PTI that several vehicles, including a Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus carrying over 40 passengers, are buried under the debris. The bus was on its way from Reckong Peo in Kinnaur to Shimla, he said.
A major landslide occurred on the Reckong Peo-Shimla highway in the Kinnaur district on Wednesday. One truck and one HRTC bus reportedly came under the rubble and many people are reported to be trapped.
I’ve directed police and local administration to carry out rescue operations. NDRF has also been put on alert. We have received information that one bus and a car could be have been hit; awaiting detailed information, said Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur
PM Modi spoke to Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur following a massive landslide in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur which claimed the lives of two people and trapped over 50 people under the debris.
The prime minister assured CM Thakur of all possible support for the ongoing rescue operations in the landslide that occurred on Reckong Peo-Shimla Highway in Nugulsari area of Kinnaur.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 11, 2021
The accident took place 210 kilometers from state capital Shimla and 60 kilometers from district headquarters Reckong Peo on National Highway 5. Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said the state government has requisitioned the National Disaster Response Force to carry out a search and rescue operation. “If the weather permits, I will go to the spot,” he said.
केंद्रीय गृह मंत्री श्री अमित शाह जी ने फोन कॉल के माध्यम से हमसे निगुलसेरी,किन्नौर मे भूस्खलन से हुए हादसे की जानकारी ली।
केंद्रीय गृह मंत्री जी ने एनडीआरएफ टीम सहित राहत हेतु हरसंभव सहायता प्रदान करने का भरोसा दिलाया है।
केंद्रीय गृह मंत्री जी का हिमाचल की जनता की ओर से आभार। https://t.co/t0tSEQmgSv
— Jairam Thakur (@jairamthakurbjp) August 11, 2021
Kinnaur MLA Jagat Singh Negi said rescue teams comprising ITBP personnel, police and home guards have reached the spot. “One person has been rescued. Rescuers are facing difficulties reaching the bus due to the landslide,” said Negi.
Rescue Operation By NDRF, CISF, Police
Five people, including the bus driver and conductor, have been rescued from the landslide site near the Nugulsari area. Teams of ITBP from the 43rd Battalion, 17th Battalion and 19th Battalion are carrying out the rescue operations. NDRF, CISF, and the police have also reached the spot.
A landslide reported on Reckong Peo- Shimla Highway in #Kinnaur District in Himachal Pradesh today at around 12.45 Hrs. One truck, a HRTC Bus and few vehicles reported came under the rubble. Many people reported trapped. ITBP teams rushed for rescue. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/ThLYsL2cZK
— ITBP (@ITBP_official) August 11, 2021