Residents of villages, in danger in Lahaul-Spiti district, relieved
Keylong | TNR
Residents of nearly a dozen villages on the banks of Chandrabhaga river in Lahaul-Spiti district heaved a sigh of relief after the obstruction to the river flow, caused by a landslide in Nalda village, cleared naturally.
The flow of the river, which later merges with Chenab river, was obstructed when a portion of a hill in Nalda village in Lahaul-Spiti district slid into the river at about 9 am on Friday.
Dam created by landslide
In the morning the spot was resembling a dam due to the obstruction caused by the landslide. Officials concerned reported that just about 10 to 15% of water was being discharged after the landslide.
Several villages, bridges were in danger zone
Jasrath, Tadang and Hawling villages, among a few others, of Lahaul were facing the danger of flooding. Several low-lying farms were flooded as the water level rose.
SP instructed village panchayat heads
Lahaul-Spiti district superintendent of police Manav Verma had instructed all village panchayat heads to relocate the residents to a safe location. Following his instructions, the villages were evacuated.