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9 Dead, Several Injured in Himachal Landslide; PM Modi Offers Condolences

At least 9 tourists were killed after massive landslides hit a bridge in Himachal Pradesh.

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At least nine tourists were killed and several others were injured after massive landslides hit a bridge in Himachal Pradesh.

PM Modi, Others Offer Condolences

Prime Minister's office announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 Lakh each to the kin of those who were killed in the landslide. "An ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of those who lost their lives in an accident in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. Rs. 50,000 would be given to the injured," the PMO said.

Chief Minister Jairam Thakur also took to Twitter to offer condolences to the families of those who were killed in the incident. "I spoke to the Kinnaur district administration and inquired about the accident. The administration has started rescue operation at the spot and immediate relief is being provided there. I pray to God for speedy recovery of the injured," he wrote.

The chief minister also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to kin of those who lost their lives in the accident in Kinnaur.

President Ram Nath Kovind also tweeted his condolences.

In shocking visuals which have emerged of the incident which happened in Kinnaur's Sangla Valley, boulders can be seen rolling down and hitting cars at the foot of a mountain.

Kinnaur SP, Sanju Ram Rana said that all 11 victims were tourists whose vehicle got hit by the boulders.

A team of doctors has also reached the spot. Rescue operations are underway.

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