Several people are feared buried after a landslide in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur left many vehicles trapped under debris, reports said today.
The landslide took place on the Reckong Peo-Shimla Highway in Kinnaur around 12.45 pm, said news agency PTI. A truck, a state-run bus and other vehicles are believed to have been buried in rubble.
Teams of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) have been sent to the area for rescue operations.
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
Heavy rain has caused many landslides in parts of Himachal Pradesh over the past few weeks.