Kinnaur landslide LIVE Updates: Four rescued, around 50 still buried under debris; ITBP rushes to spot

15:27 (IST) Falling stones hampering rescue operations The army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and local rescue teams have been...

15:27 (IST)

Falling stones hampering rescue operations

The army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and local rescue teams have been called in for the rescue work, Kinnaur deputy commissioner Abid Hussain Sadiq said. He also said shooting stones are still falling which is creating problems in carrying out the rescue operation.

15:19 (IST)

PM Modi speaks to Himachal Pradesh CM, assures support for rescue efforts

15:12 (IST)

Four rescued so far, says Himachal Pradesh CM

Himachal Pradesh CM told ANI that four people have been rescued so far and taken to the hospital. "NDRF, ITBP, CISF, Police teams present at the spot. Efforts are on for rescue operation but rubbles are still dropping from a height. As soon as it comes under control, rescue teams will get in action," he said.

15:02 (IST)

Amit Shah assures Himachal CM of all possible help

 Union Home Minister has spoken to Himachal Chief Minister Jairam Thakur over the major landslide in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district. He took stock of the situation and assured the chief minister of all possible help, ANI reported.

14:51 (IST)

Himachal Pradesh CM directs police, local administration to carry out rescue operations

Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jairam Thakur has directed the police and local administration to carry out rescue operations and put the NDRF on alert, news agency ANI reported. "We have received information that one bus and a car could have been hit. Awaiting detailed information," he added.

14:46 (IST)

ITBP teams rushed to site for rescue operations

The Indo-Tibetan border police (ITBP) has said that the incident occurred around 12:45 pm on the Reckong Peo-Shimla highway in the Kinnaur district. The aforementioned HRCTC bus, a truck, and other vehicles are reported to have come to under the rubble.

14:43 (IST)

At least 40 people feared to be buried under debris of major landslide

At least 40 persons are feared buried under the debris of a major landslide in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district on Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner Abid Hussain Sadiq said. Rescue operations are currently underway.

Kinnaur landslide LATEST Updates: At least 40 persons are feared buried under the debris of a major landslide in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district on Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner Abid Hussain Sadiq said. Rescue operations are currently underway.

Sadiq told PTI that several vehicles, including a Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus carrying over 40 passengers, are buried under the debris.

The Indo-Tibetan border police (ITBP) has said that the incident occurred around 12:45 pm on the Reckong Peo-Shimla highway in the Kinnaur district. The aforementioned HRCTC bus, a truck, and other vehicles are reported to have come to under the rubble.

The bus was on its way from Reckong Peo in Kinnaur to Shimla, he said. As per India Today, the landslide on National Highway 5 near Cheel Jungle has completely blocked the highway. The rescue operation is on and the bus driver has been rescued so far while 40 others are feared trapped.

The army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and local rescue teams have been called in for the rescue work, the Kinnaur deputy commissioner said.

Sadiq also said shooting stones are still falling which is creating problems in carrying out the rescue operation. More details are awaited, he added.

Speaking to reporters on the landslide, Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jairam Thakur said that police and the local administration have been directed to carry out rescue operations, while the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has also been put on alert.

"I have directed the police and local administration to carry out rescue operations," the chief minister told ANI. "The NDRF has also been put on alert. We have received information that one bus and a car could have been hit; we are awaiting detailed information on the matter."

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