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A temple collapsed in the Himalayan town of Joshimath in Uttarakhand on Friday evening, heightening fears among residents who have been camping out in the cold as around 600 houses and other structures have developed cracks due to the soil shifting.
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, who is likely to visit on Saturday, has ordered evacuation and temporary shelters for the affected families. A team of experts and scientists is stationed in the Himalayan town for a door-to-door survey.
More than 3,000 people are affected, the municipality chief has said. That’s over 10 per cent of the population. Cracks run along and across the roads and are w