25-30 people buried alive under a Shiva temple in Bioleuganj Shimla

One died and 25-30 devotees buried alive under Shivmandir temple near Bioleuganj on the outskirt of the capital town as a landslide hit the temple during morning prayer on Monday.

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

A massive landslide over the railway line hit the temple after increasing rainfall overnight. 

Local people left shocked at the mishaps and informed the administration about mishaps. More details are awaited.

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

As per initial reports received from the spot landline 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 Disaster Management Authority said that devasting rain in the past 24 hours has claimed a number of casualties in the state.

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

Seven people lost live in the Mamligh area of Solan district a massive landslide has taken a toll in the Capital this morning. 

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