As Uttarakhand's Joshimath sinks, authorities start demolition of two hotels that leaned towards each other
Two JCBs, a big crane and two tipper trucks, along with 60 labourers were brought to the site for the demolition.
"Their demolition is essential because there are several houses and hotels around, if these two sink any further they can collapse. So, experts decided to demolish them. CBRI experts are coming, they conducted a survey yesterday and now they'll give more technical info on the same," Mishra added.
The work of razing the dilapidated buildings, which have been declared unsafe to live in, has also started.
According to Disaster Management Secretary
Meanwhile, Minister of State for Defence, Ajay Bhatt reached here and is holding a meeting with officials at the Army base regarding the situation in the area in Joshimath.
So far 678 houses have developed cracks due to land subsidence in Joshimath. Not only this, even the roads have caved in at many places. Water is continuously gushing from under the ground.
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