Himachal Pradesh landslide: Search operations on, 46 dead

The death toll of the Himachal Pradesh landslide has mounted to 46 and the rescue teams are carrying out the search operations as well.

Their search operation in Mandi district is still on where a massive mudslide swallowed a 150m stretch of road burying homes, two buses and vehicles and leaving 46 dead. The authorities are suspecting one or two more persons might be trapped in the mud pile that spread over 300 m area.

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“This morning we started operation to locate the missing and to retrieve bodies,” Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kadam, who is supervising the operation, told media over phone.

“Since the weather is clear, we are expecting to complete the search operation by this evening,” a rescuer said. A mudslide triggered late on Saturday night by heavy rains has killed at least 46 people and injuring five.

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