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9 tourists dead after landslide in northern India

Heavy boulders fall on tourists' vehicle, damage bridge, say police

Shuriah Niazi   | 25.07.2021
9 tourists dead after landslide in northern India file photo

NEW DELHI

At least nine tourists were killed and three injured in northern India on Sunday when heavy boulders fell on a vehicle amid a landslide, said police.

The incident took place in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh state, about 600 kilometers (372 miles) from the capital New Delhi.

Saju Ram Rana, police chief of Kinnaur, said: "Nine people were killed in the incident."

According to reports, these tourists were going to Chitkul, a tourist destination.

The incident was caught on camera, showing large rocks rolling down into the valley. A section of a bridge also collapsed and plunged into the river due to the landslide.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressing condolences, also announced compensation for the families of those killed in the incident, according to the Prime Minister's Office.

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