Terrifying moment eight-storey building is swept away and destroyed

Terrifying moment eight-storey building is swept away and destroyed by landslide in India

  • The eight-storey structure in India was evacuated shortly before its collapse 
  • But several residents belongings are said to have been buried under the rubble
  • In the video, building can be seen slowly starting to move as ground gives way 

Shocking footage shows the moment an entire building was reduced to rubble in a surprise landslide, thankfully after it had been vacated.

The eight-storey structure was evacuated shortly before its collapse but several residents belongings are said to have been buried under the rubble.

In the video, the building can be seen slowly starting to move as the ground underneath it gives way.

Video grab from the moment an eight-storey structure collapsed – with several residents said to have been buried under the rubble

In the video, the building can be seen slowly starting to move as the ground underneath it gives way

The deafening sound of the building’s collapse was followed by an enormous cloud of dust engulfing the surrounding areas

It’s likely the landslide occurred as a result of heavy rainfall in the area which loosened the earth beneath the building

The deafening sound of the building’s collapse was followed by an enormous cloud of dust engulfing the surrounding areas.

It’s likely the landslide occurred as a result of heavy rainfall in the area which loosened the earth beneath the building, resulting in its collapse.

The incident happened in the Shimla district of the northern India state of Himachal Pradesh on September 30.

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