Massive landslide in Pithoragarh blocks road, 40 people stuck | Video

A landslide in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh blocked a road after a part of a hill came crashing down on Friday evening. As many as 40 travellers have been left stranded on the road.

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Uttarakhand has received heavy rain over the last few days triggering landslides in the hills.

A landslide in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh blocked the Tawaghat Lipulekh road after a part of hill came crashing down near Najang on Friday evening. No loss of life or property was reported.

The blockage led to a long queue of vehicles on both sides of the roads and as many as 40 travellers have been left stranded since evening in Bundi.

A day earlier, traffic on National Highway (NH)- 109 came to a standstill after a sudden landslide led to the roll down of debris near Tarsali village in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand.

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While the pilgrims going towards Kedarnath were stopped at Rudraprayag, Tilwara, Agastyamuni, and Guptkashi, those returning from Sonprayag were stopped at safe places in Sonprayag and Sitapur.

Uttarakhand has received heavy rain over the last few days, triggering landslides in the hills. Several highways and more than 100 rural motor roads were blocked by mounds of debris following landslides.

The Rishikesh-Gangotri National Highway was blocked by rocks and boulders falling from the hills near Helgugad and Swarigad in Uttarkashi, while the Vikasnagar-Kalsi-Barkot National Highway in Dehradun district was also blocked.

(With inputs from agencies)

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