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Massive landslide hits Himachal Pradesh, India


A massive landslide hit Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, after days of heavy rain battered the region. The slide took place in Kinnaur’s Ribba area.

While it reportedly washed away many vehicles and a few houses, there are no reports of deaths or injuries.

According to local media, Himachal Pradesh suffered over a dozen deaths this year due to landslides and it is feared the number could increase further.

Heavy rainfall is expected to continue this week across several places in the state, including Kangra, Chamba and Hamirpur districts.

Kangra experienced a record 124.1 mm (4.88 inches) of rainfall on August 5. Heavy rainfall was also recorded in Mandi, Hamirpur and Sirmaur districts.


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