Manikaran landslide: 3 days after inspection, geologists yet to submit report

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kullu
  • Updated: Aug 25, 2015 23:49 IST

Three days after a team of geologists inspected the vicinity of the Manikaran gurdwara to assess landslide risk, it is yet to submit its report to the district administration.

The team had visited the Manikaran gurdwara on August 21 after a huge boulder came crashing down on the building adjoining the gurdwara on August 18, killing seven people and injuring several more.

“We are still waiting for the detailed report of the geologists that would help us take a decision on the landslide-prone area,” district magistrate Rakesh Kanwar said.

Meanwhile, sensing danger to life, Kanwar has declared the damaged gurdwara building that houses a serai and langar hall unsafe and ordered to seal it immediately.

He has also directed the district police to look into the option of an alarming system in the area that can alert people to avert any untoward incident. The administration has already advised pilgrims and tourists against visiting the gurdwara and its periphery.

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