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Himachal landslide: Over 100 officials continue rescue operations 72 hours after tragedy, 13 bodies recovered

By prem kumar Aug 17, 2023
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Himachal rains: More than 100 officials are involved in rescue operations at Summer Hill in Shimla after a massive landslide hit the area on August 14.

Himachal landslide
Himachal landslide

Himachal rains: More than 100 officials of the National Disaster Response Force, Indian Army, State Disaster Response Force and Police are still engaged in rescue operations three days after a massive landslide hit the Summer Hills area of ​​Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. So far, 13 bodies have been found out of 21 missing people. NDRF inspector Naseef Khan said, “Rescue and search operations are going on for 4 days. Indian Army, SDRF and Police are involved in rescue operations here. Out of 21 missing people, 13 bodies have been recovered so far.”

Speaking to news agency ANI, BS Rajput, deputy commander of 14 NDRF said: “More than 72 hours have passed since the start of rescue operations. We are using our special equipment to carry out rescue operations. There are a total of 120 personnel. of NDRF. SDRF, Indian Army, local police and others are present. More bodies are likely to be found soon.”

Shimla SP, Sanjeev Kumar Gandhi said, “We are further planning the line of action. We have to make deep efforts in our rescue and retrieval operations because the impact is so massive. We will try to retrieve the remaining bodies by today evening. Coordinated efforts are being made in this direction. According to the missing report we are suspecting around seven more people to be stuck here.”

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