At least nine people have been killed and several others injured in a landslide in Himachal Pradesh when a bridge collapsed and hit a passenger vehicle. The mountainous region has been on high alert in recent days before being warned of the danger posed by landslides due to heavy rains.
Witnesses’ pictures show rocks falling at high speed from the side of a hill over the bridge. Heavy rains in recent days have caused floods and landslides in coastal areas of western Maharashtra, causing communities to partially submerged and destroying buildings and roads.
Environmentalists say the increase in rainfall and its intensity is caused by climate change. On the one hand, it is necessary to fill the rivers with water, but it causes many deaths.
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