Eight die near Sikh shrine at Manikaran



    As many as eight pilgrims have been killed, none injured and few others are reported missing when two buildings partly collapsed under the impact of heavy boulder near Sikh shrine pilgrim centre at Manikaran in Kullu district, which is about 120 km from here this afternoon.

    Deputy Commissioner Kullu Mr. Rakesh Kanwar confirmed that eight bodies were evacuated under the rubbles while seven others are missing.

    A massive landslide hit the two guest houses (sarians) at the Sikh Shrine premises at 1230 hours today. The boulder first hit the ‘dharmshala’ that resulted in massive devastating after which the boulder latter submerged in the Parvati River.

    The impact of boulders was so intense that it tore apart four storey and six storey sarian buildings burring fifteen persons under it. Eight bodies had been retrieved from the rubble while search for the rest are on war footings.

    About 45 pilgrims had been killed on 16th July, 2015 when a bus carrying 55 passengers fell down in the Parvati River. The deceased were also going to this shrine and even till now 30 bodies are still reported to be missing in the river.

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