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UPDATE: Hundreds of pilgrims stranded after landslide on Rishikesh-Badrinath route

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May 19, 2017 21:15


Hundreds of pilgrims are feared stranded after a landslide occurred near Vishnuprayag in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district blocking the Rishikesh- Badrinath National Highway.

District Collector Ashish Joshi said that Border Roads Organisation personnel are engaged in clearing the roads and it could be opened for the traffic by Saturday afternoon.

He also said efforts are on to provide all facilities to 1,000-1,500 pilgrims who are at Joshimath, Karnaprayag, Pipalkoti, Govindghat and Badrinath.

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