Roads closed due to heavy rains in Himachal, one person killed, 2 injured

Jackson Brown

Himachal Pradesh Weather News: One person was killed and two others were injured when the roof of a gurdwara collapsed due to heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh’s Sirmaur district. 130 people were rescued from a village in Una district.

Around 59 roads were closed in the state till Thursday evening and the state has suffered a loss of around Rs 320 crore during this monsoon season since June 24, officials said. The Kasauli-Gharkhal-Dharampur road in Solan district has been closed for vehicular movement following a landslide near Datyar on Thursday evening, he said.

Traffic on National Highway 5 (Shimla-Chandigarh) was briefly affected due to the debris of the landslide as the Kasauli road is just above it. He gave this information on Friday. The roof of the Paonta Sahib Gurdwara in Sirmaur district collapsed on Thursday night, killing one person. The deceased has been identified as Milandeep Singh of Haridwar, Uttarakhand.

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In Una district, around 130 people were trapped in a crematorium in Chadhatgarh village after a nearby nullah flooded. The villagers had to leave the burning pyre in the water and climb on the nearby roofs to save their lives. The officers provided this information. Una Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Vishwadev Mohan Chauhan reached the spot and helped evacuate the villagers with the help of the fire department. He told that all the people present there have been rescued.

Many parts of the state received light to moderate rainfall since Thursday night, with Una recording 31 mm, Solan 22.5 mm, Sarahan 22 mm, Jubbarhatti 20 mm, Bharmour and Mashobra 15.15 mm. The local meteorological office has issued a yellow alert for heavy rain, thunderstorm and lightning at isolated places in the plains, lower and mid-hill areas till July 9.
Edited By : Chetan Gour (language)

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