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Chandigarh-Mananli National Highway blocked due to land slide


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Mandi: The Chandigarh-Mananli National Highway was blocked near Mandi in Himachal Pradesh following a landslide triggered by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that jolted northern India on Monday afternoon.

The earthquake — which epicentre was in Tajikistan — was also experienced in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and New Delhi, besides Pakistan.

“At around 1.20 pm an earthquake struck Tajikistan and the tremors were felt in north India,” Seismologist JL Gautam told.

The epicentre was located 109km west of Murghob in Tajikistan, according to the US Geological Survey.