Nine lifeless in landslide incident in Kinnaur, PM pronounces Rs 2 lakh ex gratia

At least 9 people died while three have been injured in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district on Sunday after a bridge collapsed because of boulders rolling down a hill on account of a landslide.

According to Saju Ram Rana, Superintendent of Police, Kinnaur district, the 9 individuals who died have been vacationers travelling in a car. A rescue staff is current on the spot. “Nine persons died and three are injured after boulders rolled downhill due to landslide in Kinnaur. The Batseri bridge collapsed in the incident. Rescue team present at the spot,” Rana mentioned.

Rocks fell from a hill close to Batseri to Sangla Chitkul street. 11 people, together with the motive force, have been within the tempo traveler. The relaxation suffered accidents, alongside with one other passerby who was strolling on the street.

“The people sitting in the traveller were from different parts of the country and had come to Kinnaur to visit. Police Home Guards and ITBP personnel have reached the site for rescue operations. The QRT team of Sangla Police is engaged in extracting the dead bodies,” the SP additional knowledgeable.

Several orchards, vehicles, and homes have been additionally broken.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences over the demise of people and mentioned all preparations are being made for the therapy of these injured. It is a really painful incident, Modi mentioned and in addition 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 National Relief Fund.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur additionally condoled the deaths of the vacationers. “The accident in Kinnaur’s Batseri due to landslide is heart-wrenching. It is very sad that a vehicle carrying tourists came under this, in which 9 died and 3 others also got injured. May God grant peace to the departed souls and strength to the bereaved family,” Thakur tweeted.

A video of the catastrophe exhibiting large boulders sliding off the hilltop and damaging a bailey bridge and a portion of the freeway has gone viral.

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