GOA: The heavy rain and gusty winds that lashed the state for the second day triggered a landslide along the Chorla Ghat road, bringing traffic on the Goa-Belagavi route to a halt for nearly six hours. The landslide occurred in the afternoon, bringing huge boulders and trees crashing onto the highway.
“It took over five hours to clear the debris,” said officials from the Valpoi fire services, who were kept on their toes attending to calls related to fallen trees and branches. Over 30 trees were uprooted, with many blocking roads and disrupting traffic.
The Valpoi-Ponda road was inundated at Nanus, leading to a major traffic jam. A similar scene was witnessed at Keri, Massordem and Sonal and along several internal roads, too. Most rivers and water bodies overflowed and in some parts spilled over bridges, too. Crops were damaged due to the force of gushing rain water.
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