The Wider Image: Cracks begin to show in India's Himalayan building spree
Residents protest against NTPC, the government's largest power producer, at a local administrative building, after cracks developed inside their houses following rapid urban expansion, in Joshimath, in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, January 13, 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.