Five killed as house buried under boulders near Manikaran

Kullu: Five of a family, including two children, were killed when the house they were sleeping in was hit by rolling boulders in Manikaran in Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh.

Superintendent of Police K.K. Indoria said three women and two children were killed on the spot on Tuesday night when boulders from the hill-top rolled down and hit the house in a village near Manikaran.

He said all the victims died on the spot and their bodies were recovered Wednesday morning. Police came to know about the incident in the morning. The boulders got dislodged due to loose soil. The area has been witnessing moderate to heavy rainfall for the past few days.

The victims have been identified as Kubaja Devi (55), Nirmala (17), Shalu Devi (25) and children Bhupinder and Jiwan Lata.

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