Category : Geophysical

Landslide in J&K’s Doda district left 5 dead and 9 injured.

5 people killed and 9 got injured in a landslide in Payakul area of Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on April 24, 2019.  The incident happened around 10:30 in the morning. The victims were from Udhampur district and were heading towards the Paddar valley to join the ongoing Machail yatra. Just when they were passing ….

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Landslide hits three dozen shops in Doda

A massive landslide occurred on March 13, Wednesday early in the morning in a rural market in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district. It buried nearly three dozen shops in the market. The spot of landslide 60 kms away from the town. Rescue team, local police and ambulances immediately rushed on the spot to handle the ….

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Mandi – 46 people killed in a landslide triggered by a cloudburst on August 13

On August 13, 2017 a massive landslide triggered by a cloudburst, due to heavy rainfall that was pouring in the city for several days together hit the 200-metre stretch of the Mandi-Pathankot national highway at Kotpuri near Padhar. It is reported to be the third most major incident in Himachal Pradesh since 1988. Several vehicles ….

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Hyderabad bound express train derailed near the Monkey Hill station due to a Landslide

Yet another landslide prone area caused a train to go off track. The engine of 17031 Hyderabad bound express train derailed near the Monkey Hill station between Karjat and Lonavala at around 3:30 pm in the afternoon hours of 18th July 2017. The Mumbai-Hyderabad train was said to have left Karjat station 36 minutes behind ….

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Roadway closure on stretch of National highway 222.

A landslide-like situation on the stretch of National highway 222 at Malshej Ghats was closed for vehicular movement on July 16 and 17 as a preventive measures. Due to heavy rainfall, portion of Ghats was washed away and stones, rock particles were continuously falling on highway. Following heavy rainfall and soil erosion, possibilities of landslide ….

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landslide that took place near Dharchula-Twaghat motorway in Pithoragarh district of the state of Uttarakhand

Landslides are yet another disastrous part of this beautiful season of monsoon, and states in northern India crossed by the Himalayas are prone zones for such mishaps. Just like the massive landslide that took place near Dharchula-Twaghat motorway in Pithoragarh district of the state of Uttarakhand on 6th July 2017. The reason for this tremendous ….

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Massive landslides that took place at multiple locations of Manipur

Massive landslides took place at multiple locations in Manipur on July 1. The Ukhrul-Imphal road route was disrupted due to the first landslide incident. The landslide took place due to incessant rains that were lashing in the area for the past 5 days. The landslide damaged and blocked the road route leaving several travelers in ….

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Landslide that had affected and stranded many on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway

Rain triggers yet another landslide. The 300 km Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed for any movement of vehicular traffic on 30th June 2017, due to a landslide that took place on the Highway at the Ramban and Udhampur districts of Jammu and Kashmir. The long road was blocked for hours in the districts. No injuries or ….

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Leh-Manali Road blocked due to cloudburst and landslides; around 500 tourists stranded

The Leh – Manali Road was blocked due to cloudburst and landslides between Petseo and Zingzingbar – 170 km from Manali on June 27. The road was blocked at 10 pm on Tuesday (June 27) following which around 500 tourists were stranded at the Baralacha Pass. The Border Road Organisation (BRO) immediately pressed machinery and ….

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Landslide impacts traffic on the Mumbai Pune Expressway

A landslide took place near Bor Ghat on the Old Mumbai Pune Expressway on 25th June 2017. The landslide caused loose boulders hanging dangerously at the Adoshi Tunnel which feared the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation officials and the Ideal Road builders about the boulders failing on the expressway due to the monsoon season. The ….

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