Thursday, 24 January 2013

Roofs collapse after heavy snowfall in Kullu

MANALI: Roofs of three houses in Malana village have collapsed while many other roofs in Kullu villages are reported to have damaged with heavy snowfall in recent days, an official said.
Villagers clear snow from their roofs in Kullu
According to Kullu sub-divisional magistrate Vinay Dhiman, a local resident from Malana has informed administration that three roofs in village have been collapsed due to weight of snow. Malana village has received over 150cm of snow last week and all routes to village have been blocked. Trekking to Malana is not safe, so the administration is waiting for appropriate time to carry out survey.
“Though the report is not official as it is just a phone call but taking it seriously, revenue department has been directed to carry out recce of the village as soon as possible,” Dhiman said. According to him, administration has received many complaints of damage to roofs by heavy snowfall from various parts.
Meanwhile, work is on to clear snow from roofs in Kullu district. Many villages have still snow up to 120cm. According to officials, there is no report of injury due to collapsing of roofs.

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