A huge landslide has battered buildings in northern India.

It is unclear how many people have been injured in the incident in Devprayag, Uttarakhand.

Several shops and houses appear to have been damaged or destroyed, with video footage showing the horrifying scale of the landslide as the panic of onlookers.

The clip shows buildings collapsing as water and dirt pile down a tree-lined hillside.

The town is situated near two rivers, which both feed into the Ganges, and is an important site for Hindus and pilgrims.

It is home to just a few thousand people, as well as the Raghunathji Temple – but it is unclear if the building has been damaged.

According to reports, Uttarakhand police chief Ashok Kumar said: ‘No casualties have been reported yet.

India: Huge landslide destroys buildings in Uttarakhand

‘SDRF (The State Disaster Response Fund) teams are on their way to the spot.’

It is the latest calamity to strike the Covid-battered nation, which is in the midst of an unprecedented health emergency.

Thousands of people are dying with the virus each day in the country, with hundreds of thousands of new cases being recorded daily – though experts believe the true figures are likely to be far higher.

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