DHAKA: At least 3000 pilgrims remain stranded near Uttarakhand`s Badrinath after landslides on Wednesday night.
Landslides were reported from three places in the area.
The Army`s Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has been pressed into service and is trying to open up the roads.
The Senior Superintendent of Police Renuka Devi told NDTV that the authorities were finding it tough to open up the roads due to continuous landslides. She also said facilities were being provided to the pilgrims and may were being accommodated in local villages.
Pilgrims remain stranded in Joshimath and Hemkund and the authorities are now advising people not to travel till the roads don`t clear up.
BDST: 1220 HRS, AUG 03, 2012
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