SaveTheHills(STH) is a group of concerned citizens who are raising awareness about landslides in Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya.
Many landslides are the direct or indirect result of human interference and preventable if sufficient care is taken.
As such, unless we begin a comprehensive and sustained program towards landslide management, prevention and mitigation, the consequences of ignoring years of human callousness will, in the future be devastating.
Friday, July 5, 2019
Images of the first major landslide in the vicinity of Kalimpong : 05Jul2019/0800hrs
Took place on National Highway 31 between Coronation Bridge and Monpong in W Bengal. Time, approx 0800hrs this morning. I do not have rainfall data of the place but we had 22.6mm of rain between 0500-0630hrs in Kalimpong which 20km away (aerial dist). No casualties.
Kalimpong district Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya