Last Updated: Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Landslide in Manikaran Saheb, Himachal Pradesh kills 8


Massive landslide in Manikaran Sahib Gurdwara of Himachal Pradesh, India has claimed lives of at least 8 people and injured 10 others. Injured people are having treatment in a zonal hospital at Kullu.

"Eight bodies which were buried under huge boulders have been extricated while search is on for more," NDTV has written quoting, Rakesh Kanwar, Deputy Commissioner of Kullu.

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 Landslide in Manikaran Saheb in Himachal Pradesh (Photo: The Times of India)
The  landslide hit Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib in Parvati valley of Kullu district at about 1.45 pm on Tuesday, The Times of India reported. Heavy rainfall triggered landslide in the area.

Manikaran Sahib Gurdwara, located around 45 km from district headquarters Kullu, is a pilgrimage for both Hindus and Sikh.