Aug 13, 2017 , 05:21 PM IST
Two HRTC buses were washed away after a massive landslide in Kotroopi area of Mandi district early on Sunday. Stay with TOI for more updates.
Mandi district administration has launched rescue operation with the help of army and NDRF. Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh has reached at the spot.
Chief minister Virbhadra Singh at the spot
A 250-meter stretch of road has been completely washed away and the Mandi-Joginder Nagar road has been closed for traffic. Vehicles have been diverted to alternative routes
50 feared dead; Search underway
About 50 people are feared dead while the rescue teams so far have recovered 12 bodies.
According to the local people, bodies found were headless
One bus was on its way to Chamba from Manali, another was on its way to Katra in Jammu from Manali
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