Toll rises to 45 in Himachal landslide deaths
The death toll in landslides at Pathankot and Mandi in Himachal Pradesh has reached 45. The huge landslides had caused two Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (RTC) buses to tumble and fall down in to the valley below. National Disaster Relief Forces (NDRF) has taken up rescue operations and dead bodies are being recovered. Two of the dead are from Nalgonda district in Telangana. They are managers of a company. Himachal state government has announced Rs. 5 lakh ex gratia to the dead.