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Narrow Escape: Scooterist barely misses landslide in Himachal

Aug 10, 2018 18:08 IST
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A landslide occurred in Himachal Pradesh’s Bilaspur following incessant rainfall. Vehicular traffic has been stopped in the area. Earlier, the district administration of Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh has called off the annual Kinner Kailash pilgrimage, which commenced on August 1, after continuous rain caused flash flooding in nullahs and rivulets. Meanwhile, torrential rain in Himachal Pradesh claimed a life on Tuesday, while damaging scores of roads and bridges. Powari village in Kinnaur district on Hindustan-Tibet road i.e. National Highway 5, was evacuated after gushing waters swept away five shops on Tuesday. The district administration had ordered revenue officials to evacuate people living near the river bank.