Over 40 feared buried under major landslide in India

Shimla (India), August 11 (KMS): Over 40 persons are feared buried under the debris of a major landslide in Kinnaur district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday.

Deputy Commissioner Kinnaur, Abid Hussain Sadiq said several vehicles, including a Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus carrying over 40 passengers, are buried under the debris. The bus was on its way from Reckong Peo in Kinnaur to Shimla, he said.

Indian 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.