At least 6 killed, many houses and vehicles damaged in Himachal landslide

Officials carry out rescue work after the landslide in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday morning

At least six people have been killed and dozens more are missing after a massive landslide swept two buses off a hillside into a deep gorge in mountainous northern India, an official said Sunday.

The landslide occurred around midnight on the Mandi-Pathankot national highway burying the two buses. As per a Times of India report, one of the bus was on its way to Katra in Jammu from Manali, while the other was on its way to Chamba from Manali. A search and rescue operation is on involving local authorities and the Indian Army.

Six bodies were recovered so far but there were fears many more may have died, district official Sandeep Kadam said.

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

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"Around 50 people are feared to have been washed away in the landslide", Himachal Pradesh's Transport Minister G.S. Bali told the media.

Earlier in the day, seven people were reported killed after three vehicles hit by a landslide at same road near Padhar in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi.

"The rain has hampered the rescue operation which is making it tough for the police and home guard", Kadam added. Immdiate rescue operations were launched.

Meanwhile, National Highway 21 from Mandi to Aut was closed for travelling passengers due to the threat of landslides.

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