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SHIMLA: There was heavy rain landslide in Patta Morh near Kumrhatti in the Solan district on Thursday morning blocking the Kalka-Shimla Unesco world heritage track for a few hours.
Passengers traveling in the train had an escape route as the landslide had caused heavy boulders to fall onto the track and the driver had applied timely breaks to avoid the train colliding with debris.
Until archiving of the report trace was blocked and work was in progress to reopen it.
According to sources, the landslide occurred around 9:30 am and when the toy trained after the start Dharampur station moved towards Kumarhatti, a sudden landslide occurred in Patta Morh and heavy boulders, uprooted trees and debris fell on the railway line and seeing this driver apply sudden interruptions to stop the train. Upon receiving the information, the railway team arrived on site and began work on removing debris from the tracks.
The incessant rains cause landslides in different parts of the state during the monsoon season. In the city of Shimla, a landslide accident occurred in the Bangala colony, Tutu, in which a retaining wall fell due to which a house is in danger. The family staying in the house was safely evacuated. In the Sirmaur district, the landslide in Bohrad blocked the Paonta-Shillai-Gumma highway for several hours in the morning and traffic was restored around 10:30 am.
The Indian Meteorological Center, Shimla, has warned of further rainfall in the coming days stating that, under the influence of extra tropical perturbations and monsoon winds, light to moderate rainfall is very likely to continue in the state’s low- and mid-hill district. during the next 4-5 days.
For the next 4-5 days, a high probability of light to moderate rainfall was felt in the upper hills, particularly in parts of the Lahual-Spiti, Kinnaur and Chamba districts. There are chances of heavy rainfall in the districts of Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan Sirmaur, Una, Hamirpur, Bilaspur, in the next 3-4 days.
It was also warned that there is a high likelihood of landslides along state and national highways in addition to increased runoff in seasonal nullah and other channels leading to flash flooding. There is a high probability of landslides and flash floods in the districts of Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur and Chamba. The explosion of clouds in vulnerable districts including Kullu, Shimla, Kinnaur, Lauhal-Spiti and the adjacent area was also felt.

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