A resident of Joshimath, India’s Uttarakhand state, points to a crack in the wall of his house on Sunday. Photo: AFP
A resident of Joshimath, India’s Uttarakhand state, points to a crack in the wall of his house on Sunday. Photo: AFP
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India evacuates ‘sinking’ China border town with crumbling homes on brink of collapse

  • Residents of Joshimath blame the apparent subsidence on road building and tunnel construction for a nearby hydroelectric project
  • Hundreds of houses and hotels are sinking in the town, near the disputed China border, which attracts thousands of pilgrims each year

A resident of Joshimath, India’s Uttarakhand state, points to a crack in the wall of his house on Sunday. Photo: AFP
A resident of Joshimath, India’s Uttarakhand state, points to a crack in the wall of his house on Sunday. Photo: AFP
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