Images of landslide at Badrinath Highway in Joshimath.
Images of landslide at Badrinath Highway in Joshimath.
The Badrinath National Highway was blocked after huge rocks fell on the road amid a massive landslide in the Chamoli district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand and disrupted vehicular movement.

The commuters present on the spot recorded a scary 30-second video in which a huge portion of the hill was seen crumbling and falling on the road. The falling of the massive rocks led to the blocking of the route towards Chungi Dhar in Joshimath.

In the video, the people are panicking and screaming as they run for their safety. However, some of the fearless ones were seen capturing the natural calamity on their phones.

After the landslide, hundreds of vehicles and people were stuck on the two sides of the road.

After the Badrinath highway was blocked, the authorities were seen clearing the debris. The administrative officials and the police reached the site to clear the debris.

Heavy rains batter Uttarakhand

In the last few days, multiple landslides have been triggered in the hills due to the heavy rain in parts of Uttarakhand. The highway to Badrinath is blocked at various points by the rubble of landslide.

Various roads have been blocked and a lot of villages in Champawat and Udham Singh Nagar districts were heavily waterlogged because of the torrential rains.

On Friday (July 5), the Badrinath Highway was blocked because of the falling and piling up of debris at two different places in Chamoli.

According to the ANI, the busy Bhanerpani-Pipalkoti Naga Panchayata road and Angthala road were impacted due to the disruption which left many commuters and locals stranded.

The video of the massive landfall went viral and attracted comments from different users.

Reacting to the video, a user on X wrote, "The mountains are breaking on their own. The video is from Joshimath in Uttarakhand."

Meanwhile, another user said, "What is even more saddening is that people are becoming happy after seeing all this." Another user commented, "Many incidents of landslides have happened in Joshimath before! But the government is not aware of this at all!"

"Development set foot on the mountain and the mountain collapsed and came onto development's road," reacted a third user.