Video: Landslide blocks flow of Chenab in Himachal's Lahaul-Spiti; 11 villages run risk of being submerged

Lake has been formed near Jasrath village and people living in lower areas told to climb to upper heights

Dipender Manta

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.

Water enters a house. 

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.

Also read: Kinnaur landslide toll climbs to 15; 20 still missing

Landslide-prone sites identified on Shimla highway

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.

Viral video: Boulders hit Himachal transport bus in Kinnaur; narrow escape for passengers

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.

Tribune Shorts

Top Stories

IMF chief accused of altering World Bank report in China's favour

IMF chief accused of altering World Bank report in China's favour

Kristalina Georgieva, applied "undue pressure" on staff to b...

Adults have right to choose their partner, irrespective of religion: HC

Adults have right to choose their partner, irrespective of religion: HC

Granting protection to couple, Court say not even parents co...

GST Council meet today: Covid relief, bringing oil and gas indirect tax regime on agenda

GST Council meet today: Covid relief, bringing oil and gas indirect tax regime on agenda

Two other important items, including lowering of GST rates f...

Cities

View All