Rescuing those trapped govt’s priority: Chief Minister

Tribune News Service

Shimla, August 11

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today said all possible efforts were being made to rescue people buried under the debris of the landslide near Nigulsari in Kinnaur district.

He said some vehicles, including a Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus, are under the debris and about 60 people are feared trapped.

He said that teams of the Army, NDRF and ITBP, CISF, police and the district administration have reached the spot and the rescue and relief operations were in progress on a war footing.

"Efforts are on to evacuate remaining people buried under the debris. Arrangements have been made for providing medical treatment to the injured and district administration had been directed to provide all possible help to the injured," he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, too, have expressed condolences over the incident. They spoke to the Chief Minister to enquire about the incident and assured that the Government of India would provide all possible support for the ongoing rescue operation.

Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar said he was deeply saddened over the incident. He added the government would provide all help to the affected families.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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