Multiple buildings collapsed near Aani bus stop in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district following a severe landslide on Thursday morning. No casualties have been reported so far, as per preliminary reports.
Buildings collapse in Anni in Kullu district as the mountain slope slides.
Geological experts have warned time and again that ultimately slopes will slide to regain their equilibrium which has been disturbed by construction.
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According to officials, the buildings in the area had been evacuated nearly a week ago amid weeks of torrential rains across the state.
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At least 12 people were killed and over 400 more roads were blocked on Wednesday following heavy overnight rains in Himachal Pradesh, news agency PTI reported.
The meteorological office on Wednesday issued a ‘red alert’ predicting “heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated spells of extremely heavy rains” in six of the state’s 12 districts including Shimla for the next 24 hours.
All schools and colleges have been closed for two days beginning Wednesday in Shimla, Mandi and Solan districts.