landslide in Sonapur, Meghalaya, disrupted Guwahati-Silchar route


According to an official statement, a landslide near the Meghalaya border in Sonapur has interrupted the road connection between Assam and Meghalaya on National Highway 06, disrupting vehicle traffic.

The avalanche happened in the East Jaintia Hills district’s Kuliang village. “As of 7 a.m. on August 2, there was a landslide near Kuliang Village on NH06. Every attempt is being made to clear the road as quickly as feasible “East Jaintia Hills Police confirmed the incident.

So yet, no casualties have been recorded, but the road barricade has caused major traffic mayhem. Earlier in the day, a huge landslide in Himachal Pradesh’s Sirmaur district blocked National Highway 707 near Barwas on Friday due to heavy rains in the area.

However, no fatalities were reported. The State Disaster Management Authority posted a video of nearly the whole mountain sliding downhill. After a 100-meter piece of the road caved in, the Paonta Sahib-Shillai route was blocked to traffic.

Locals saved their lives by fleeing. Sanjay Kundu, Director-General of Police, encouraged motorists to use caution. “Despite the fact that the rains have decreased, it is still prudent to travel with caution. Stay vigilant and safe “He stated this in a tweet.

Meanwhile, over 150 people, mostly tourists, were rescued from Udaipur in the remote Lahaul-Spiti region after being stuck for three days due to road closures caused by landslides. Rescuers built a makeshift footbridge over a stream for their escape, according to Deputy Commissioner Neeraj Kumar. They were afterwards carried in public transportation vehicles.