Massive landslide near Thanpal Dam, India

Massive landslide near Thanpal Dam, India

A massive landslide took place near Thanpal Dam in Indian-controlled Kashmir on March 2, 2019 and was captured on camera.

The slide has been associated with a period of heavy rainfall across the region, which has led to substantial damage, landslides expert Dave Petley said.

"There must be a strong suspicion here that this rockslope failure has been caused by cutting of the slope for the road," Petley said. "As such, it is yet another example of inadequate highway engineering causing loss of infrastructure and serious, permanent environmental damage.

"It's completely unnecessary."

There have been no reports of injuries, but the road beneath the mountain is now closed.

Featured image credit: CCTV


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