The ongoing monsoon season in India has spelled disaster, as incidents of floods, landslides, and cloudbursts in several states have caused deaths, destruction of property, and mass evacuations.
A shocking video of a massive landslide has emerged on social media, showing a 100-metre stretch of road leading up to some hills collapsing in seconds as a mountain cracked in Himachal Pradesh, India.
The incident reportedly took place in the Barwas region along National Highway-707, which has been blocked due to flash floods, cloudbursts, and landslides at various locations in Himachal Pradesh since Monday.
Netizens have taken to social media slamming the government for damaging hills in Himachal Pradesh by cutting down thousands of trees to widen roads under the “Green National Highways Corridor Project”.
Meanwhile, at least 204 people, including locals and tourists, are stranded in various locations across the Lahaul-Spiti district, the Himachal Pradesh Disaster Management Authority said on Friday. The state government has been requested to provide a chopper to airlift the stranded tourists.