On Wednesday (August 11), a large landslide occurred on National Highway No. 5 in the remote Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, causing two deaths and more than 40 people may be buried under the rubble. Several vehicles, including a Himachal Highway Transport Company (HRTC) bus carrying more than 40 passengers, were buried under the rubble. A police officer said a state highway bus and several cars were buried in a landslide on the highway near Nigulsari, 61 kilometers from the Kinnaur regional headquarters, Reckong Peo.
Minister of Home Affairs, Amit Shah called Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur and assessed the situation caused by the landslide. A ministry official said that Shah talked to CM Thakur and asked about landslides in the state. He assured him that the central government would provide all possible help to deal with this situation.
The Home Minister also ordered the India-Tibet Border Police (ITBP) to provide the Himachal Pradesh government with all assistance for rescue and rescue operations. CM Thakur told the conference that a Himachal Transport (HRTC) bus and several other vehicles were buried under rubble. He said that both the driver and the driver were injured and could not tell the exact number of passengers. On the bus. Kinnar Deputy Commissioner Abid Hussain Sadiq said that heavy machinery is being mobilized, but it will take time to reach the scene. Kinnaur MLA Jagat Singh Negi said that a rescue team, including ITBP personnel, police and guards, had arrived at the scene.