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Massive landslide ‘nearly flattens’ Jakhan village, forcing residents to flee their homes

DEHRADUN: On Wednesday evening, a massive landslide nearly obliterated Jakhan village on Langha Road in Vikasnagar, about 50 kilometers from Dehradun city. Twelve houses and seven cow sheds were destroyed, and other structures were threatened. According to the District Emergency Operation Center (DEOC), over 100–150 people from 28 families living around the landslide-hit village were evacuated and relocated to a shelter home set up at a government junior school.

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On August 16, the entire hill slope on which the village is located shifted downward, causing the landmass to shift.Rameshwar Singh, a village resident, indicated, “Around 3 p.m. Wednesday, debris and rubble began to fall, causing damage to several houses. 

Some houses developed significant cracks. Since then, the residents of the village have been in a state of panic.” A SDRF (State Disaster Response Force) team was dispatched to the village. However, no fatalities were reported. On Thursday,SDRF commandant Manikant Mishra visited the village to assess the situation.”The district supply office is ensuring that food is delivered to the affected families in the temporary shelter home.Efforts are being made to restore power supplies, according to the State Emergency Operation Center.

Massive landslides ‘nearly flatten Jakhan village,

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