Eight killed as landslide damages Manikaran Sahib Gurdwara in Himachal Pradesh

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In a tragic incident of a landslide in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, eight people were killed after a rock boulder hit Manikaran Sahib Gurdwara off the bank of river Parvati in Himachal Pradesh.

Many people are still believed to be trapped while search and rescue opretaions are on to find more people from under the rubble.

The coulder which fell from a nearby mountain hit the smash the rear side of the four-storey gurdwara in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.

The incident, which took place on Tuesday afternoon damaged several floors of the building, but the authorities say the main gurdwara has not been damaged.

The area has been cordoned off as there are fears there could be more rock slips from the mountain.

Kullu Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Kanwar said that teams of local residents, ITBP and home guards were busy carrying our search and rescue operations. He, however, could not say as to how many people were believed to be trapped inside the rubble. The house damaged by the boulder slip used to house pilgrims.

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