A woman was buried alive and 15 others were injured when landslides triggered by incessant rains hit Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway in Chamoli district early Thursday.

The landslides have also flattened a tourist resort and a camp of Directorate General of Border Roads (DGBR), police said.

Police said a search operation has been launched to find out if any person might be trapped under the debris of the landslides.

The area has been receiving rains since Wednesday and the search operation is also being hampered by the continuous rains. The injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital.