Hundreds stranded after massive landslide blocks Shimla-Kinnaur highway

SHIMLA: The traffic on the Hindustan-Tibet highway near Bhawanagar in Kinnaur has come to a halt for the last 20 hours following a massive landslide, which was triggered by heavy rain.

Hundreds stranded after massive landslide blocks Shimla-Kinnaur highway

A massive rock slid occurred due to heavy rains on National Highway-5 near Bhawanagar in Kinnaur. Tribune photo

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Kuldeep Chauhan
Tribune News Service
Shimla, July 22

The traffic on the Hindustan-Tibet highway near Bhawanagar in Kinnaur has come to a halt for the last over 20 hours following a massive landslide, which was triggered by heavy rain.

The landslide occurred near Bhawanagar when over 10 huge boulders fell on the road.

Hundreds of vehicles are stranded on either side of the road and basic commodities did not reach Kinnaur.

The National Highway engineers and the local administration have blasted some five big rocks, and are trying to break the rest to clear the road.

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