9 killed after Shimla’s Shiv Mandir collapse
After a cloudburst on Monday, August 14, caused a Shiv Mandir in Shimla to collapse, at least nine persons have been reported dead and 20–25 more are suspected to be trapped under the debris. Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu addressed the tragedy and stated that as of now, nine bodies have been retrieved.
“Distressing news has emerged from Shimla, where the Shiv Mandir at Summer Hill collapsed as a result of the heavy rainfall. As of now, nine bodies have been retrieved. The local administration is diligently working to clear the debris in order to rescue individuals who may still be trapped.