9 folks have been killed and three others injured in a number of landslides in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district on Sunday, police mentioned.
The landslides occurred close to Batseri on Sangla-Chitkul street. The casualties occurred after heavy boulders fell on a tempo traveller carrying 11 folks, based on information company PTI.
The landslides additionally triggered a bridge collapse at Batseri in Sangla valley in Kinnaur district. A number of roads have been additionally blocked within the aftermath of the landslides.
Monsoon has been wreaking havoc in elements of Himachal Pradesh, with flash floods hitting Dharmashala earlier this month. Visuals had emerged of an overflowing Manjhi river in Dharamshala wiping away practically 10 retailers within the space.
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The district administration had instructed vacationers to postpone their go to to Dharamsala in view of the heavy rains.
Expressing his condolences over the demise of the folks within the landslides, Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh every for the subsequent of the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured from the Prime Minister’s Nationwide Aid Fund.
President Ram Nath Kovind additionally mentioned that was deeply saddened by the information of the demise of many individuals in a landslide in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur and expressed his deepest condolences to the bereaved households.
किन्नौर, हिमाचल प्रदेश में हुए भूस्खलन हादसे में कई लोगों की मृत्यु के समाचार से बहुत दुख हुआ। शोक संतप्त परिवारों के प्रति मैं गहरी संवेदना व्यक्त करता हूं और घायल हुए लोगों के शीघ्र स्वस्थ होने की कामना करता हूँ।
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“Deeply saddened by the information of the demise of many individuals within the landslide accident in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. Specific my deepest condolences to the bereaved households and need the injured folks a speedy restoration,” Kovind tweeted in Hindi.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur additionally expressed grief over the deaths and requested the district administration to make sure speedy aid and rescue operations.
(With PTI inputs)