Sagging land forced hundreds of people to leave the Indian temple city

(ORDO NEWS) — Authorities in an Indian Himalayan city have begun moving hundreds of people into makeshift shelters after a temple collapsed and more than 600 houses were cracked by subsidence, officials said.

Residents of the city of Joshimath in Uttarakhand say they have begun to notice cracks in their houses, especially after the 2021 floods in the region.

As a result of the collapse of the temple on Friday at the end of the day, no one was injured, and the residents of nearby houses left the area the day before.

Himanshu Khurana, the district administrator, said more than 60 families have been relocated to government relief camps. According to media reports, their number may increase to 600 families.

Television reports also show cracks in the roads that impede traffic.

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