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2 Dead, Many Feared Trapped After Landslide In Shimla

Two people have lost their lives and 5-10 are feared trapped after a landslide caused by heavy rainfall in Shimla. Houses on hillside were washed away.

The continuous rainfall since last week has been battering parts of Himachal Pradesh.

The landslide took place around 5 pm yesterday in Krishna Nagar area of Shimla. A video being widely circulated showed a tree falling on one of the houses and it’s roof getting damaged.

Taking stock of the situation Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said, “Two people have died. We have recovered one body and we can see the leg of another. That body is also being pulled out. About 35 people had been evacuated from their houses. I would urge everyone to vacate their houses if they notice any cracks. The administration will ensure food and lodging for them, and we will also give money to rebuild damaged houses”.

According to the officials, 5-10 people are feared trapped under the debris and the rescue operations is ongoing.

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