Sirmaur (Himachal Pradesh): Dramatic video of entire hill collapsing gives chills
New Delhi : With heavy to very heavy rainfall, several places in Himachal Pradesh have been battered, claiming many lives and disruption of emergency services. A dramatic video of an entire hill getting caved in has gone viral on the social media.
The incident is from Kamrau in Sirmaur district, blocking NH 707 near Barwas. In the video, a chunk of the hillside falls, taking the entire road with it. Nearly a stretch of 100 meters can be seen vanishing in seconds. No casualties have been reported so far.
The road, according to officials, connected two points called Paonta Sahib and Shillai-Hatkori. The National Highway 707 is blocked due to the landslide.
Check out the viral video below:
In past few days, a number of cloudbursts, flash floods and rains have been reported in the area. Last evening, a woman died and nine people were injured when a pickup van fell into a gorge in the same district, according to a state disaster management official quoted by PTI. As many as 175 tourists are stranded in Lahaul-Spiti in the state after a cloudburst and landslides triggered by heavy rain.