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Rishikesh-Badrinath highway closed after landslide, at least 1,000 stranded; rescue and relief operations on

Rishikesh-Badrinath highway closed after landslide, at least 1,000 stranded; rescue and relief operations on

The highway has been closed near Vishnuprayag, one of the five confluences of Alaknanda river, between Joshimath and Badrinath, the famous pilgrim spot in Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand: Massive landslide strikes near Badrinath route, 15,000 tourists stranded

Uttarakhand: Massive landslide strikes near Badrinath route, 15,000 tourists stranded

At least 15,000 tourists are believed to have been stranded after a massive landslide occured near Vishnuprayag on Badrinath route in Uttarakhand on Friday. 

Rains lash Uttarakhand, snowfall at some places

The regional Met office said the rains would continue and in some parts hail storm and snowfall may also occur.