Landslide kills 9 in Himachal Pradesh


GUWAHATI: A massive landslide in Himachal Pradesh caused boulders to tumble down a mountain and strike a vehicle, killing at least nine people, including tourists, and destroying a bridge.

Dramatic video recorded by a person showed the boulders rolling into a valley in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday expressed condolences over the death of people due to landslides and said all arrangements are being made for the treatment of those injured. It is a very painful incident, Modi said and also announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund.

Nine people were killed and three others injured in multiple incidents of landslide near Batseri on Sangla-Chitkul road in Kinnaur district Sunday, police said.