NewDelhi: The visitors were on their way from Chitkul to Sangla when the landslide occurred near Bateseri village on the Sangla-Bateseri route in Himachal Pradesh. A 34-year-old Ayurvedic doctor was one of nine people killed when a boulder crashed into their tourist car in Kinnaur.
Dr Deepa Sharma, a Jaipur resident from Mansarovar, had left for Himachal on Friday. Sharma, an active Twitter user with over 21 thousand followers, had tweeted a picture of herself at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police checkpoint in Nagasti roughly half an hour before the incident.
Last tweet from her account was “Standing at the last point of India where civilians are allowed. Beyond this point around 80 km ahead we have a border with Tibet whom china has occupied illegally,” The post has got 21,000 and more likes.
On July 24, Sharma posted another photo of herself with the message, “Life is nothing without mother nature.”
The visitors were on their way from Chitkul to Sangla when the landslide occurred near Bateseri village on the Sangla-Bateseri route. Footage of rocks moving downhill and collapsing a bridge was also captured on camera.
Deputy Commissioner of Kinnaur, Abid Hussain Sadiq, the landslide was unexpected. CM, Jai Ram Thakur has expressed his condolences for the deaths and has directed the administration to provide prompt assistance to those affected.
Irrational weather has wreaked havoc in many parts of the country since last one week. Be it torrential rains and floods in Maharashtra and Konkan region or cloud burst and land slide in hills of Uttarakhand and Himachal.