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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