A 100-metre stretch of road connecting Paonta Sahib with Shillai-Hatkoti has caved in following a massive landslide in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district

31th July, 2021

A 100-metre stretch of road connecting Paonta Sahib with Shillai-Hatkoti has caved in following a massive landslide in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district

The National Highway 707 is now closed as a result of the incident, which was captured on video. On social media, a video of the collapse has gone viral.According to reports, no one was killed as a result of the landslide, and officials have been directed to repair the damage as soon as possible. This comes against the backdrop of heavy rains that have wreaked havoc in Himachal Pradesh. A landslide-related incident on the Sangla-Chitkul road in Kinnaur district killed nine people last week.A landslide near Chambhaghat closed National Highway 5 on Thursday. Officials said that work is being done to restore proper facilities.

Another landslide caused by heavy rain was reported in Dharamshala's Bhagsu Nag area about two weeks ago. A landslide was also reported in the Mandi district's Pandoh area. In addition, six bridges have been damaged as a result of flash floods caused by heavy rains. The district administration of Lahaul-Spiti has asked the Army and the Border Road Organisation to repair the bridges."14 people died in 24 hours as a result of heavy rains and floods, with ten dying in Lahaul and four in Kullu." Three bodies have yet to be recovered in Lahaul. "Because of the high water flow in Kullu, we are unable to recover any bodies," Khachi explained. In another incident, one person was killed and ten others were missing after flash floods triggered by heavy rains lashed Tozing Nalla in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul-Spiti district, according to police.

"We've asked the Army and the Border Road Organization to repair bridges after six were damaged by flash floods in the last three days," the administration said.