Monday, July 26, 2021

A deadly landslide in India

 

In the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, through which the Himalaya Mountains pass, a landslide in the Kinnaur district killed nine and injured several others.  The fast-moving rocks struck and destroyed the Batseri bridge.  The rockslide was caught on video by a visiting tourist, who must have been scared out of his wits at what he saw unfolding right in front of him.  He was certainly in danger.




A tip o' the hat to reader Chip A. for sending me the link to that video.

I'd have hated to be in the path of that landslide.  I've no idea how fast those rocks were moving, but when you look at what just one of them did to that bridge . . . not a healthy place to be!




Peter


8 comments:

Winterborn said...

When the lord goes bowling... And last one "STRIKE!"

Ok, hope no one else was hurt, and awful for those that were.

Philip Sells said...

How often do these happen?!

Cedar said...

I was watching that, thinking 'get inside, dummy!' and then, when he did, 'glass won't help any!'

Off The Wall said...

Idiot just wanted to make sure the spray from the rocks hitting river didn’t get him wet.

Chip Anderson said...

It was the Kipling tale.

IamLegion said...

I was camping in the Cascades many many years ago on a trail to the North of Bumping Lake. My two friends and I woke up to rumbling and shaking around 2a.m. We were on a rare flat spot at the base of some really nice sized mountains, just up from the lake a hundred feet or so. I sleep fairly lightly and began yelling to my friends in their bivvy sacks to get up and out, and on the downhill side of some 2 foot diameter trees. Within a minute we could hear good sized boulders coming down the hill at speed, all along the entire area. It was pitch black, and we had no flashlights, only the moonlight through the trees. Nothing big came through our camp but I can't say I've ever looked at big trees the same again! The next morning we found the paths, and some resting places of boulders in the half ton or more range within 20 yards of camp.

Guy Jean said...

Toss-up between this and the Atami mudslide earlier this year: https://youtu.be/5vSVui54WR0

pyotr said...

9 dead when a rock hit their van.