Shimla landslip buries 8 vehicles

first_imgEight vehicles were buried while three houses and a temple were damaged in a massive landslip triggered by heavy rains near Dhalli area in the suburbs of Shimla, officials said.No loss of life was reported, they said adding that 15 families had been shifted to safer places as several houses on a hill top were endangered.The Dhalli-Shoghi road was blocked and hundreds of trucks loaded with apples and headed to the Bhattakufar Subzi Mandi, three km from the spot, were stranded.Videos of the incident, which showed a heap of rubble falling on the road, brushing away some vehicles while trapping others, went viral.Heavy machinery had been deployed to clear the road, Shimla Deputy Commissioner Rohan Chand Thakur said.Heavy rains triggered landslips in some interior areas also but there was no major disruption.Paonta Sahib and Nahan received 137 mm rain, followed by Naina Devi 118 mm, Jhandutta 85 mm, Kheri 58 mm, Mehre 51mm, Berthin 49 mm, Kahu 39 mm, Pachhad 38 mm, Solan 37 mm, Dalhousie and Shimla 33 mm, Jubbar Hatti and Una 24 mm, Kufri and Ghumarwin 20 mm.The local MeT office predicted a wet spell in the region for the next six days.last_img

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