In video footage of the incident, at least one car can be seen falling off the road -- swept away by the sheer force of the landslide. Photograph:( Twitter )
A number of vehicles were buried Saturday after a large landslide on the Chandigarh-Shimla national highway.
In video footage of the incident, at least one car can be seen falling off the road -- it was swept away by the sheer force of the landslide -- and into the khud below.
Watch videos below:
Landslide at Shimla Highway today pic.twitter.com/RLhrJzWFIp— Nandini. (@nandinit9) September 2, 2017
The landslide occurred near the Dhalli tunnel, close to Shimla.
News reports said the movement of traffic was affected.
Himachal Pradesh: Road clearing operation underway at site of landslide on Chandigarh-Shimla National Highway near Dhalli Tunnel pic.twitter.com/cGx4tD5Icy— ANI (@ANI) September 2, 2017
People who were stuck in houses below were rescued, 2-3 empty cars still under debris from landslide; no casualties: DSP City, Shimla Police pic.twitter.com/23FNujYNJa— ANI (@ANI) September 2, 2017
ANI reported DSP City, Shimla Police, as saying there were no casualties.
But that two to three empty cars were still lying under the debris.