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Two buses get washed away after massive landslide in Himachal Pradesh, 50 dead

Two buses get washed away after massive landslide in Himachal Pradesh, 50 dead

06:58 PM

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Massive landslide in the state of Himachal Pradesh has wreaked havoc over the region resulting in the loss of lives of many. Due to the massive landslide in Kotroopi area of Mandi district during the early morning hours of Sunday, two Himachal Road Transport Corporation buses were washed away wherein at least 50 people have been reported to have been killed.

Out of the two, one of the buses was travelling from Manali to Chamba while the other one was also travelling from Manali to the Katra region in Jammu. Since about 2 am, rescue operations have been underway. The busy national highway has been blocked with around 250 meters-wide debris.

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Until now, 12 bodies have been found as the Army and NDRF teams are also helping out in rescue operation. Even now, many people are still buried under debris.

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Due to frequent landslides in the hilly region of Himachal Pradesh during these Monsoon months, it becomes less advisable to take a road trip in these highways of Himachal Pradesh. Areas including Chandigarh-Manali National and the Chandigarh-Shimla highway are areas which should usually be avoided during this period.

During the next 24 hours also, some rainfall activity is expected to continue over these areas of Himachal Pradesh making weekend travel over these regions a bad idea for now.

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