Landslide kills nine tourists in northern Indian state


Nine tourists have reportedly been killed and three others injured by a landslide in northern India — when massive boulders slammed into the vehicle they were traveling in.

Dramatic video posted on social media shows large rocks falling down a steep valley and crashing onto a bridge in the state of Himachal Pradeshin, according to the BBC.

The boulders can be seen hitting parked vehicles before causing the bridge to collapse in the state’s Kinnaur district.

Some of the victims were from the capital, Delhi, and were visiting the popular tourist village Chitkul, the news outlet reported, citing the Hindustan Times.

It was not immediately clear what caused the landslide, but warnings had been issued due to predicted heavy rainfall.

Parts of the country have been hit by landslides and flooding during the monsoon season, which lasts from June to September.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent his “heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives,” adding that all those affected would be eligible for a government relief fund.

An official standing on large rocks from a landslide.
Large rocks fell down a steep valley and crashed onto a bridge in the state of Himachal Pradeshin.
Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh

At least 136 people have been killed in the western state of Maharashtra after hundreds of villages were inundated by rainfall that swept away houses and left people stranded.

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