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Massive landslide on NH Shimla - Dhali bypass - Half dozen vehicles fallen in gorge

Written By Anirudh Sood on Saturday, 2 September 2017 | 11:03:00








Today, a massive landslide on National Highway - 5 near Shiv temple, Dhali took place accidentally. Around about half dozen vehicles were buried in massive landslide and fallen in to gorge.  As per the information till date no one is dead in this accident.




Cars were parked on road when a part of mountain started falling and in friction of seconds NH-5 was turned as a part of land and traffic has been affected on NH-5. Right now there is lot of traffic of this road due to Apple trucks moving continuously towards Chandigarh.




On NH while moving to Shimla from Chandigarh there is lots of landslides on different parts of National Highway. The reason for this landslides is heavy rain and some sources says this is due to 4 - lane work going on this.


A local resident Bhawani Singh said that around 2 pm when huge mound from the hillock hit the road and blocked the Malyana-Dhalli road. He said that while some vehicles were swept away, some were buried under the debris that also spilled inside a temple and nearby houses.

Shimla Deputy Commissioner Rohan Chand Thakur said that there is no loss of life in this calamity. Heavy machinery had been deployed to clear the road blocks.


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