Landslide at Jeori in Himachal blocks Shimla-Kinnaur highway

A landslide at Jeori in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district has blocked National Highway 5.

Landslide at Jeori in Himachal blocks Shimla-Kinnaur highway
Landslide at Jeori in Himachal blocks Shimla-Kinnaur highway

Alandslide at Jeori in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district blocked National Highway 5 (Shimla-Kinnaur) on Monday. Traffic came to a standstill even though no casualties have been reported so far.

The district administration has deployed SDM, Rampur, and a police team to assess the situation. Himachal Pradesh has seen several landslides in the monsoon season in the past few months.

Last week, landslides, triggered by heavy rainfall, damaged three vehicles in Shimla's Vikas Nagar area. On August 22, another landslide in Shimla led to the blockage of Khalini road.

A landslide occurred near Nalda village in Lahaul and Spiti district, blocking the flow of the Chenab river last month.

On August 11, a massive landslide near Nigulsari in Kinnaur district on Wednesday killed more than 25 people. Several vehicles, including a truck and a 42-seater Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus, were hit by the landslide. The bus was on its way from Reckong Peo in Kinnaur to Shimla.