Uttarakhand Landslide: Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway Destroyed
Visuals from the landslide site showed a large amount of debris falling from the adjacent cliff on to the highway.
A landslide occurred on the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway near Bayasi in Uttarakhand’ Tehri Garhwal district on Sunday (August 23). Visuals from the site showed a large amount of debris falling from the adjacent cliff on to the highway. No casualties had been reported when the natural disaster took place. The Rishikesh-Badrinath highway is a frequent recipient of such landslides, especially during monsoon season. The most recent landslide occurred a week ago.
In the early hours of Monday (August 24), at least two persons were killed after being hit by shooting stones near Kaudiyala village on Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway in Uttarakhand. A JCB and Pokland machine along with three persons fell off the road after the landslide occurred near Bayasi Police Station. The rescue operation is underway as one person is feared trapped under the boulders, said the SDRF.
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