Joshimath: Dozens evacuated from 'sinking town'; rescue operations intensified

Published: 09th January 2023 07:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th January 2023 07:12 PM  

Dozens of families from Joshimath have been evacuated after large cracks appeared in their homes and on roads. The area has been declared "disaster-prone". More than 600 houses have developed cracks so far due to gradual land subsidence, which refers to the ground slowly sinking. Officials said they were providing dry ration supplies and financial assistance to affected families. Around 68 families have been moved so far to temporary shelters that have been set up in hotels and guest houses in safer areas.


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