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As many as 25-30 people buried alive in temple rubbles in Shimla:Police sources

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Shimla: One person died while 25-30 devotees were buried alive under Shivmandir temple debris near Bioleuganj in the outskirts of capital town as landslide hit the temple during morning prayers on Monday.

Police sources said devotees gathered in the shrine around 0700 hrs for special prayers on Monday. A massive landslide occurred on the Andadi road near Totu-Shimla Railway line and hit the temple.

Massive landslide over the railway line hit the temple after inceasent rainfall of overnight.

Local people were left shocked after the mishasp and informed the administration about it. More details are awaited.

Central Reserve Force was deployed to evacuate the victims from the rubbles. The incident occurred when number of devotees were busy preparing Khir Parsad for special prayers early Monday.

As per initial reports recieved from the spot , landslide struck the Shiv baudi area between Summerhill and Boilueganj in which 25-30 people are expected to have been struck under debris. Though the position of those affected is yet unknown, one dead body has been recovered so far.

State Diaster Management Authority said devastrating rain in the past 24 hours have claimed number of casualities in the state.

Reports arrived that a massive landslide has hit Boilueganj area of Shimla, claiming a Shiv mandir in which around 25-30 people are expected to be affected.

Seven people lost lives in Mamligh area of Solan district and a massive landslide has taken toll in the Capital Monday morning.

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