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Watch: Road Caves in Massive Landslide in Himachal's Sirmaur District

As details of the incident are yet to be ascertained, there is no confirmation of any loss of life.

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A terrifying video has emerged on social media in which a road going up to the hills can be seen collapsing into the chasm in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district.

The video was shared by Congress leader Srinivas BV.

As details of the incident, which reportedly took place near Nahan town, are yet to be ascertained, there is no confirmation of any loss of life.

The National Highway 707 is now blocked due to the landslide.

Havoc In Himachal

Meanwhile, at least 204 people including locals and tourists are stranded in different locations across the Lahaul-Spiti district, the Himachal Pradesh Disaster Management Authority said on Friday, 30 July.

Officials on Thursday, 29 July, said that all tourists stuck in Lahaul-Spiti district for the past two days due to landslides, will be be airlifted on priority.

The state government has been requested to provide a chopper to airlift all the stranded tourists, Deputy Commissioner Neeraj Kumar told the media, as quoted by IANS.

While the Manali-Chandigarh highway remains blocked near Mandi area due to a landslide, Kumar said that traffic on the Manali-Leh highway and the Manali-Udaipur highway have been restored.

The government has issued an advisory for tourists and locals to refrain from high mountains, wandering near rivers and other places vulnerable to landslides.

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According to India Today, 14 people have died across the state due to flash floods and landslides at various places.

On Wednesday, 28 July, seven people died in the Lahaul-Spiti flash floods triggered by a cloudburst over the Tozing Nullah in Udaipur.

Meanwhile, in Sikkim, at least six people were reported missing from Mamkhola after overnight torrential rain caused multiple landslides across the state on Thursday, reported EastMojo.

As a result of these landslides, the NH-10 stretch has been closed and cut off on both the West Bengal and Sikkim ends and commuters have been asked to avoid this stretch of road.

A government school and at least 10 houses in Melli have also suffered extensive damage, reported EastMojo.

(With inputs from ANI, IANS, EastMojo and India Today.)

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