Scientists Report Revealed: Shimla Shiv Bawdi Accident Was Caused By Water Accumulated Under The Summerhill, 20 People Lost Their Lives.

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Cloud burst was not the cause of the devastation in Shiv Bawadi temple in Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Scientists have attributed the water accumulated under the hill in Summerhill as the main reason for the destruction in the Shiva Bawadi temple.

Shimla Shiv Bawdi Temple Accident (File) - Photo : diary times

Shimla Shiv Bawdi Temple Accident (File) - Photo : diary times

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Reported & Written By Kumud Sharma, Diary Times, Shimla, March 21: Cloud burst was not the cause of the devastation in Shiv Bawdi temple in Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Scientists have attributed the water accumulated under the hill in Summerhill as the main reason for the destruction in the Shimla Shiv Bawdi Temple. This was the same water collected at the bottom of the Summerhill which used to come to Shiv Bawdi. On the day of the incident, landslides occurred due to increased water pressure due to heavy rains. On August 14 last year, 20 people were killed in a landslide at Shiv Bawdi temple.

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Scientists from Himachal Pradesh University’s University Institute of Technology (UIT) Summerhill and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Roorkee have investigated the landslide from the European Space Agency’s satellite Sentinel-1. In this, cloud burst has not been mentioned as the main reason for the tragedy that took place in Shiv Bawdi temple. Investigation revealed that there was a reservoir of groundwater beneath the mountain in Summerhill, which was providing water to the Shiv Bawdi. This water increased due to the rains that had been happening for a long time, due to which the pressure in the hill increased.

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such investigation was conducted

The rocks could not withstand the pressure of water and on August 14, at 7 am, a landslide occurred in the upper part of Summerhill-Baluganj. For research, scientists first examined the soil samples of Summerhill and also studied the direction of the landslide through a drone. Scientists also examined CCTV footage of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study. Estimated rainfall data. After this, geothermal images of the area were studied from Sentinel-1. UIT scientist Mahesh Sharma said that this landslide is different from cloudburst landslides. CSIR Roorkee scientists Suvam Das, Anindya Pain, Shantanu Sarkar, Devi Prasanna Kanungo were included in the investigation team. Scientists revealed that the possibility of another landslide in this Summerhill area cannot be ruled out.

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when and how much rain did it rain

Summerhill received 60 mm of rainfall on 13 August and 160 mm of rainfall on 14 August. Due to so much rain, debris along with water in Shiva Bawdi started flowing towards the temple at a speed of 34 kilometers per hour. There were 20 people present in the temple at that time. At 7:20 am, the debris moved forward, destroying two roads and a railway track and destroying the temple.

Kumud Sharma

Kumud Sharma is the First Well-Known Female Journalist of the Journalism World of Himachal Pradesh. I am the Founder, Editor in Chief, Managing Director, Promoter of Diary Times. As a Female Journalist, With My Experience of More Than Nine Years, I Tell You Every News of Himachal Pradesh From The Ground Level With Absolutely Accurate and Correct Information, Be it the Politics of Himachal Pradesh or the Ground Reality, My Perspective On Every News Will Give You Assurance. I Assure You That Every News of Mine Will Comply With the Expertise and Fact Checking Policy.

 

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