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Himachal landslide: Toll could rise

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Shimla: A huge landslide buried two roadways buses of Himachal Pradesh, killing 46 people and injuring several others.

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Indications are that the toll could go up as more than 50 passengers were travelling in the two buses hit by the landslide, which was triggered by a cloud burst.

According to officials, rescue operations were suspended late evening as there were possibility of more landslides.

NDRF teams, police and army rushed to the spot and heavy earth-moving machinery was deployed as well.

CM Virbhadra Singh visited the spot.

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The buses had stopped for a tea break in the intervening night between Saturday and Sunday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condoled the deaths.

This happens to be the third such major incident in the state.

 

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