New Delhi: A spell of heavy rain triggered a landslide in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district, damaging a stretch of the principle road linking Rimbik and Lodhama areas in the hills and affecting visitors circulate.
Now, on June 28, there was a landslide in the Paglajhora space of West Bengal’s Darjeeling district. The incident passed off on a stretch of road that hyperlinks the Rimbik and Lodhama areas in the hills. Reportedly, the catastrophe has affected the circulate of visitors and blocked the nationwide freeway.
A video of the scenario was posted on Twitter by Zee News’ Pooja Mehta and reveals a big swathe of the road caving in. While a few of had already fallen in, the video reveals extra parts of the road and the soil under falling down right into a valley of kinds. Additionally, cracks may be seen alongside the aspect of the road.
#Watch: Massive landslide hits Darjeeling triggered by heavy rains. Road at Paglajhora has been utterly blocked following a landslide this morning. NH 55 has been lower off following the landslide at Paglajhoraa below Kurseong subdivision @ZeeNews pic.twitter.com/ovrPtLzND3
— Pooja Mehta (@pooja_news) June 29, 2020
North Bengal districts, together with the neighbouring Assam and Bihar, have been on the receiving finish of incessant rainfall over the previous one week. As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a cyclonic circulation lies over east Uttar Pradesh and a north-to-south trough (elongated low-pressure space) runs from east Bihar to north Odisha. As per the forecasts, the unsettled climate will convey widespread rainfall throughout the Sub-Himalayan West Bengal area over the subsequent 5 days.