Thursday, September 23, 2021

Himachal Pradesh: Death toll in Kinnaur landslide incident mounts to 28

The death toll in the Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur landslide incident has reached 28 after three more bodies were recovered from the debris today.

It may be recalled that a massive landslide occurred last wednesday near Nigulsari in Kinnaur district, in which a Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus along with other vehicles got buried under the debris .

Since then, the search and rescue operation is being carried out jointly by the NDRF, ITBP, police and home guard personnel. In this incident 13 people were rescued.

The State Government has already announced an ex gratia of 5 lakh rupees to the kin of each deceased person and rupees 50 thousand to those who are injured in this tragic incident.

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