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Massive landslide on Chandigarh-Shimla National Highway, no casualties

By Chennabasaveshwar

Several vehicles were buried under the debris and traffic movement affected due to a massive landslide on Chandigarh-Shimla National Highway near Dhalli Tunnel in Himachal Pradesh.

Massive landslide on Chandigarh-Shimla National Highway. PTI photo for representative purpose only

Visuals of the landslide captured by ANI showed a portion of the hill swept away vehicles lined up on the national highway. No casualties have been reported yet.

Part of a temple also damaged in the landslide.

Shimla police said that people stuck in houses below the debris were rescued and 2-3 empty cars were still under debris.

Early this month, the Shimla-Kalka National Highway (NH- 22) was blocked following a massive landslide near Jabli between Parwanoo and Dharampur, bringing vehicular traffic to a halt.

Highways have become highly landslide-prone due to massive cutting of fragile hills and low retaining walls and breast walls which are incapable of holding the strata.

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