Large landslide block of Chenab river in Lahaul Spiti, villagers evacuated

The incident in Lahaul and Spiti has resulted in the formation of a lake near the village of Nalda.

Landslide occurred near Nalda village in Udaipur tehsil of Lahaul and Spiti (India Today Photo)

A major landslide occurred on Friday near Nalda village in Udaipur tehsil of Lahaul-Spiti, blocking the flow of Chenab river in the area.

Only 10 to 15 per cent of the river’s water is being released, resulting in the formation of a lake near the village. The village is located more than 34 km away from the district headquarter Keylong. No loss of life or property has been reported in this incident so far.

The local administration, which conducted a helicopter survey to assess the situation, has evacuated people from nearby villages as a precautionary measure. NDRF team has also been deployed.

The incident occurred after a landslide near Chaura village on National Highway 5 in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur, in which 15 people were killed. So far 13 people have been rescued, while 16 people still missing, Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur Told the state assembly on Thursday.

A Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus was on its way from Reckong Peo to Haridwar via Shimla when it came under a boulder after a landslide on Wednesday.

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