Woman, youth injured in second incident at the spot in Kinnaur district
3 more bodies recovered on Friday, six on Saturday morning, taking death toll to 23
Shimla | TNR
Another Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus on its way to Reckon Peo from Mandi was hit by shooting stones in Nyugalseri, Kinnaur district on Friday at about 4.40 pm. A woman and a youth were injured. The injured Anita Kumaru of Nichar and Anubhav Negi of Kalpa were sent to Bhavanagar hospital.
six more bodies recovered, death toll 23
six more body was recovered on Saturday and three bodies were recovered late on Friday taking the death toll to 23 in the landslide on Wednesday. At least 11 persons are reported missing after an HRTC bus, a truck and several cars were buried under debris.
On Friday a variety of machines were put to work to remove the debris. Sniffer dogs were brought to the spot to track the missing people. However, after a while, they were sent away.
Shooting stones hampering rescue work
Rescue work that had commenced on Wednesday soon after a landslide hit a bus and other vehicles, burying them in the debris, has not progressed smoothly as shooting stones force rescue workers to take cover.