09:36 GMT28 January 2021
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    The Indian weather department has forecast heavy to very heavy rain and snowfall in the state of Himachal Pradesh, issuing a yellow alert for the area. Colour-coded warnings are issued to alert the public of inclement weather.

    Hundreds of people have been stranded in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh due to a landslide. The natural calamity occurred near the Kinnaur-Kaza national highway that passes through the state's Kinnaur district. 

    The scenic Himachal Pradesh is a popular tourist place in the country and brings in tens of thousands of people, especially honeymooners and foreign travellers every year.

    Vehicular traffic near the Kinnaur-Kaza highway has been affected, leaving it dotted with the private vehicle owners waiting for an alternative route or a detour to reach their respective destinations.

    Local media reports suggest that the Border Roads Organisation is trying to remove the debris to clear the national highway. 

    According to a report in the newspaper Tribune, the landslide was followed by snow and the road link between the Lahaul-Spiti district and several villages was cut off. 

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