Uttarakhand Rains: Landslide At Badrinath Highway In Chamoli

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heavy to very heavy rains are likely to occur at isolated places in Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, etc.

Jessica David

August 28, 2020

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Two people were killed after being hit by shooting stones on the Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway in Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal district early on Monday (August 24), a news agency reported citing State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) officials. Another person looks to be trapped under the boulders near the Kaudiyala area of the district. More details are awaited regarding casualties and injuries. The Badrinath Highway stretch in the Chamoli district was blocked after a landslide near a camp of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) late on Sunday (August 23).

The operations to clear the debris on the highway in the Gauchar area of the district are underway. In a video tweeted by the news agency, a group of people can be seen rushing away from the spot where a large amount of debris is seen falling from the adjacent cliff on the highway. There were no immediate reports of any casualties. On Sunday, another landslide had occurred on the Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway (National Highway 58) near Bayasi in the hill state’s Tehri Garhwal district.

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