Two people killed; several houses collapse in fresh landslide at Shimla in Himachal Pradesh
According to officials, the landslide occurred at Krishna Nagar in Shimla
In Himachal Pradesh, two people died while several are feared trapped after several houses collapsed in Shimla due to a landslide yesterday, August 15.
According to officials, the landslide occurred at Krishna Nagar in Shimla.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, who arrived at the spot, said that Shimla Municipal Corporation had evacuated several people after cracks developed in their houses.
Meanwhile, a major mishap has been averted as Shimla Municipal Corporation had vacated the houses, where cracks developed.
An eyewitness told reporters that 20-25 houses were vacated and around 50 people have been rescued and shifted to safer places so far.
The Chief Minister said, as the roads are blocked, educational institutes will remain closed tomorrow.
At least 56 people were killed so far as heavy rain battered Himachal Pradesh since Sunday, triggering landslides and cloudbursts that blocked several roads and led to house collapse incidents.