In massive landslides that hit a bridge in the Sangla valley in Himachal Pradesh left nine tourists dead and several injured. In a terrifying video, large chunks of rocks can be seen breaking off a mountain and rolling down into the valley below.
The video shows a section of the bridge crumbling and plunging into a river after a boulder hits it.
“All the 11 victims were tourists whose vehicle got hit by boulders,” said Saju Ram Rana, SP Kinnaur, adding the injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital.
A team of doctors is at the spot, he said.
The rocks can be seen hitting cars at the foot of the mountain, kicking up a massive cloud of dust.
At least nine tourists were killed and several others were injured after massive landslides hit a bridge in Himachal Pradesh.
Chief Minister Jairam Thakur 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 weather office recently issued a landslide warning in Himachal Pradesh due to heavy rainfall predicted in the next few days.