Himachal Pradesh landslide death toll rises to 13


At least 13 bodies have been recovered and 14 injured rescued so far in the landslide that occurred at Nigulsari in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district on Wednesday.

Three bodies were recovered from the Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus, which, along with other vehicles, was buried under the debris, State Disaster Management Director Sudesh Kumar Mokhta said today morning. Another vehicle, a Bolero, still lies buried under the rubble.

The rescue work, being carried out jointly by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the members of local police and home guards, resumed at 6 am, Mokhta said.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Himachal Chief Minister Jairam Thakur and assured all possible support. "PM @narendramodi spoke to Himachal Pradesh CM @jairamthakurbjp regarding the situation in the wake of the landslide in Kinnaur. PM assured all possible support in the ongoing rescue operations.”