Himachal Weather Alert: Outcry due to rain in Himachal, 9 people died, 14 landslides, 13 flood incidents, 736 roads closed, 1,743 power cuts

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Shimla. Himachal Weather Alert: In Himachal Pradesh, 5 people died due to flash floods, many houses got damaged and life got disturbed. Schools and colleges have been ordered to be closed for two days. At least 9 people died due to heavy rains in the last week. More than 14 landslides and 13 flood incidents have been reported in the state in the last 36 hours. 736 roads have been closed for movement. Heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred at different parts of the state in the last 24 hours. 1,743 transformers and 138 water supply schemes were affected.

All major rivers in Himachal Pradesh are in spate and the local meteorological office has issued a red alert (204) on July 9 forecasting extremely heavy rainfall in 10 of the 12 districts, except the tribal districts of Kinnaur and Lahaul and Spiti. more than mm of rainfall) has been issued. The weather office has also warned of flash floods in Chamba, Kangra, Kullu, Shimla, Sirmaur and Mandi districts.

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According to the State Disaster Response Centre, 14 major landslides and 13 flash floods occurred in the state in the last 36 hours. During this, more than 700 roads were closed.

There were also reports of shops being washed away due to heavy rains in Manali and vehicles being washed away and agricultural land damaged in flash floods in Kullu, Kinnaur and Chamba. Several roads have been closed in Shimla district.

Three members of a family were killed in a landslide in Kothgarh area of ​​Shimla district when a house collapsed, officials said. The deceased have been identified as Anil, his wife Kiran and son Swapnil.

Person buried in landslide: In Kullu town too, a landslide damaged a kutcha house in which a woman died. In another incident, a person was buried under the debris of a landslide at Katian in Chamba tehsil on Saturday night.

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200 people stranded in Chandratal: Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu expressed condolences and said that the district administration has been directed to provide immediate relief to the affected families. 200 people are stranded in Chandratal of Lahaul and Spiti.

Superintendent of Police Mayank Chaudhary, who was present on the spot, said that all the people are safe and arrangements have been made for food and essential medicines. They will be taken out as soon as the roads are fixed in a day or two.

The Himachal Pradesh government has closed all government and private schools and colleges affiliated to the state for two days, on July 10 and 11.

In an order issued here, Director of Higher Education Amarjit Sharma said schools affiliated to ICSE, CBSE and other boards can take the decision regarding closure of schools at their own level.

43 dead so far: According to the official figures, 43 people have also lost their lives. 79 people were injured during the monsoon, while four are still missing. Apart from this, 354 animals have also lost their lives. As per the data available with the Disaster Management Authority, 10 houses were completely damaged while 51 houses were partially damaged. Apart from this, 33 animal houses have also been destroyed due to rain.

Many highways closed: As many as 736 roads remained closed in the state till Sunday morning, while 1,743 transformers and 138 water supply schemes were affected. NH-21 (Mandi to Kullu), NH-505 (Gramphu to Lokar), NH-03 (Kullu to Manali), NH-305 (Aut to Jalori) and NH-707 (Rohru) were closed for traffic. to Paonta Sahib near Shillai in Sirmaur district).

National Highway 21 remained blocked at ‘6 Mile’ in the state. This is the same place where the passengers were stranded for 24 hours on June 27 due to a landslide. The Mandi-Kullu road passing through the command remained blocked near Goda Farm. The Manali-Chandigarh road also caved in near Manali.

All major rivers including Ravi, Beas, Satluj, Chenab are in spate in the state. An advisory has been issued to tourists and travelers to avoid traveling during heavy rains and not to go near the river.

Kullu Deputy Commissioner Ashutosh Garg said that the Kullu-Manali road is blocked at many places due to landslides. Beas river is in spate near Ramshila and traffic has come to a standstill for movement from Kullu to Manali and from Manali to Atal Tunnel.

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He said that a landslide had also occurred on the Mandi-Kullu road, due to which only emergency service vehicles were allowed to ply through this route. The administration has prohibited tourists and local people from venturing out in the heavy rain.

All trains on the UNESCO heritage rail route between Shimla and Kalka have been canceled as landslides and uprooting of trees blocked the route at several places.

Four tourists had a narrow escape when a rock fell on their vehicle near Chandol on the Chandigarh-Manali highway on Saturday night. Tourists were on their way to Manali when the accident happened and were rescued by the local people.

Thirty college students, who were stranded between Gramphu and Chhota Dharra on Sundo-Kaja-Gramphu (National Highway 505) after landslides and floods blocked roads at several places, were safely evacuated by the Lahaul and Spiti authorities on Saturday night.

Nangal Dam in Bilaspur recorded 282.5 millimeters (mm), while Bilaspur received 224 mm, Dehra Gopipur 175.4, Una 166.2, Chamba 146.5, Dalhousie 143, Nahan and Manali 131.2, Dharamshala 126.4, Gondla 112, Kangra 108, Solan 107, Jubbarhatti 103, Bhuntar 101, Palampur 94, Narkanda 8, Sundernagar 83, Mandi 80, Shimla 79.4 and Mashobra 70 mm of rain. Edited By : Sudhir Sharma

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