The Wider Image: Cracks begin to show in India's Himalayan building spree
Rama Devi (R), 88, cries as one her neighbours, Ganesh Devi Rawat, 68, gets ready to vacate her home after cracks developed inside the building, following rapid urban expansion, in the Manohar Bagh area of Joshimath, in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, January 14, 2023. In January, cracks developed in more than 800 homes in Joshimath, 100 km from the border with China. Some houses crumbled completely, forcing hundreds of occupants to evacuate. Officials halted road construction work near the town, fearful of a bigger collapse. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis SEARCH "FADNAVIS HIMALAYAS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.