Badrinath Highway Blocked by Massive Landslide, Residents Seek Safety

A massive landslide blocked the Badrinath National Highway in Uttarakhand's Chamoli, disrupting vehicular movement.

A 30-second video shows a massive portion of a hill crumbling and falling on the road blocking the route at Chungi Dhar in Joshimath.

People could be heard screaming due to panic and running for their safety and many were also seen capturing the act on their phones.

Hundreds of people and vehicles were stuck on both sides of the road due to the landslide.

Police and the administration were immediately called in to clear the debris and the road is likely to open by late night.

Heavy rain in parts of Uttarakhand over the past few days triggered landslides in the hills.

This has resulted in over 200 roads being blocked due to ongoing rain-triggered landslides.

A large number of roads have been blocked and several villages in Champawat and Udham Singh Nagar districts have been heavily waterlogged due to the incessant rainfall.

Two tourists from Hyderabad died in Chamoli district after being hit by boulders following a landslide.

The Char Dham Yatra resumed after remaining suspended for a day in view of the Met office's prediction of heavy rain in the state.