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Himachal Pradesh has been recording heavy rainfall this Monsoon and this has additionally resulted in landslides.

A landslide in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh has led to a block on the Nationwide Freeway 5 that connects Firozpur in Punjab with Shipki La on the India-China border.

The state emergency operation centre stated no lack of life or property has been reported within the landslide that happened at Jeori close to Rampur.

A video shared by Himachal Site visitors, Vacationer and Railways Police on social media reveals a mass of land sliding down a slope. Boulders may be seen tumbling down the slope amid a cloud of mud. Some automobiles, it seems, had a slender escape as they’re seen proper on the sting of the purpose the place the landslide occurred.

“DPCR has knowledgeable that an incident of landslide occurred close to Jeori- Sub-division Rampur District Shimla as a consequence of which NH-05 highway has been blocked. No human or property loss reported by the Authority involved but,” the state emergency operation centre stated in a bulletin, based on information company ANI. 

The district administration has directed the Sub-Divisional Justice of the Peace, Rampur, and a police staff to evaluate the state of affairs.

Himachal Pradesh has been recording spells of heavy rainfall throughout this Monsoon and this has additionally resulted in landslides.

Earlier, on August 28, the Chandigarh-Manali Nationwide Freeway — Nationwide Freeway 3 — was blocked as a consequence of a landslide between Aut and Pandoh within the Mandi district.

Final month, 13 folks died after a landslide in Kinnaur district left a number of automobiles buried underneath particles.

A state-run bus, a truck and some automobiles have been trapped after the landslide blocked the Reckong Peo-Shimla freeway.

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