A landslide and mudslide collapsed 15 houses and completely destroyed seven cow sheds in Jakhan village, part of Madrasu gram panchayat, on Langha road, 50 km from Dehradun, on Wednesday, an official statement said.

After receiving information about these incidents, senior officials of administration and police including Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) rushed to the spot and shifted all the affected people to the nearby government school in Pachta village.

Jakhan village is home to about 15 families, comprising 50 people.

However, there was no loss of life or property in these incidents, officials said.

Rescue personnel of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) were deployed in the area and the rescue operation was underway till the filing of the news.

Officials further informed that restrictions on the movement of local people have been enforced in the village.

In a related incident, one person died after a house collapsed near landslide-hit Joshimath in Chamoli district, officials said on Wednesday.

According to the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), the incident took place late Tuesday evening at Helang village on the Badrinath Highway between Pipalkoti and Joshimath.

Officials said that Kotwali Joshimath informed the SDRF that a two-storey house built near a crusher unit on the banks of the Alaknanda river had collapsed, in which some locals were feared trapped.

The SDRF team reached the spot to find the four people buried under the debris of the collapsed house. Subsequently, the SDRF team rescued 3 persons and shifted them to a nearby hospital, while another died on the spot.

Officials said the victim’s body was recovered from under the debris and handed over to the district police.

According to SDRF, seven laborers were present in the house at the time of the incident. “Seven laborers were present in the house at the time of the incident. Three of them were rescued and admitted to the hospital,” said an official.

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