Trinune News Service
Mandi, August 13
A major landslide occurred near Nalda village in tribal district of Lahaul & Spiti on Friday morning, blocking the flow of Chenab river in the region.
As a result, it has posed a serious threat to the people of 11 villages living down steam in the area.
The district administration has appealed to the people living in the lower areas close to the river to climb to upper heights to avoid any human disaster. A team of the district administration has been rushed to spot to review the situation.
A lake has been formed near Jasrath village, where one house has been submerged, while the nearby agricultural land damaged. Threat is looming the entire village, where the volume of lake is increasing rapidly.
The incident was reported on Friday morning when a huge portion of of the hill slided into the Chenab and blocked the river flow completely.
The district administration has sought help from Army experts to conduct an aerial survey to channelise the flow of water in time as otherwise it could lead to a major disaster in the region.
Deputy Commissioner, Lahaul & Spiti, Neeraj Kumar told The Tribune that evacuation process was underway to move villagers to safe places. At least 11 villages are under threat because of the disruption in the flow of the river.
He said the state government had been urged to ask the Army to conduct the aerial survey at the earliest.
The DC said no loss of life was reported in the incident.
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