Watch: Tourists defy death at Manali-Chandigarh highway

Several tourists on had a narrow escape when a part of mountain at Manali-Chandigarh collapsed.  The 31-second video, recorded by a mobile phone camera, shows tourists running for their lives. 

Last Updated: Dec 07, 2015, 15:50 PM IST
Watch: Tourists defy death at Manali-Chandigarh highway

New Delhi: Several tourists on had a narrow escape when a part of a mountain near Chandigarh-Manali highway collapsed.  The 31-second video, recorded by a mobile phone camera, shows tourists running for their lives. 

Initially, it was said that the landslide was caused due to an earthquake today in the region, but later it was clarified that the incident has no connection with the earthquake.

A strong 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Tajikistan in Central Asia on Monday with tremors being felt in North India. Tremors were also felt in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

At the same time, tremors were felt in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

As per the US Geological Survey the epicentre of the quake was 111 km (65 miles) southwest of Karakul at a depth of 28.7 km.