Massive landslide blocks Chandigarh- Manali Highway, no casualities

Shimla, September 6, 2020: A massive landslide blocked traffic today on the Chandigarh-Manali Highway on the road along the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh.
Traffic is expected to be restored by Sunday evening, according to police.There were no reports of any casualty.
A large stretch of around 100 metres of the highway was damaged in the landslide near Dwada in Mandi district.
Hundreds of vehicles, largely trucks laden with apples remained stranded in the area.
District authorities claimed that traffic was partially restored for small vehicles through diversions on alternate roads.
“We are trying to clear the debris and normal traffic on the highway is likely to be restored by late Sunday,” said a district official.
The National Highway Authority of India and district authorities have deployed equipment to remove the debris.

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