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Huge landslide on Badrinath National Highway, massive portion of hill crumbles on road
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Huge landslide on Badrinath National Highway, massive portion of hill crumbles on road

| @indiablooms | 09 Jul 2024, 11:43 pm

Chamoli/IBNS: A massive landslide Tuesday blocked the Badrinath National Highway in Uttarakhand's Chamoli, disrupting vehicular movement.

A 30-second video showed a massive portion of a hill crumbling and falling on the road with large rocks blocking the route at Chungi Dhar in Joshimath.

The video shows that people could be heard screaming due to panic and running for their safety. Many of them were also seen capturing the act on their phones.

Hundreds of people and vehicles were stuck on both sides of the road due to the landslide.

The Badrinath highway was blocked in the morning and the authorities were clearing the debris when the landslide occurred.

Police and the administration were immediately called in to clear the debris and the road will likely open by late night.

Heavy rains lashed parts of Uttarakhand over the past few days triggering landslides in the hills with the highway to Badrinath blocked at several points by rubble.

Many roads have been blocked and several villages in Champawat and Udham Singh Nagar districts have been heavily waterlogged due to the incessant rainfall.

The Badrinath Highway was blocked on Friday too due to the falling and piling up of debris at two places in Chamoli.

On Saturday, two tourists from Hyderabad died in Chamoli district after being hit by boulders following a landslide, police said. Their bodies were later pulled out of the rubble of the landslide.

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