105 people rescued after being stranded due to flash floods in Himachal’s Lahaul-Spiti

As many as 105 passengers were rescued after being stranded amid flash floods in Chhattru area of ​​Lahaul-Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, an official said.

Lahaul-Spiti SP Manav Verma said a highway was blocked in the area, following which a police and civil administration team carried out a joint rescue operation.

Himachal Pradesh has been experiencing incessant rains for the past few days. Last week, six people were injured following a downpour in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh. Officials said at least 10 homes were damaged in the incident.

“A downpour incident occurred at Chanaighad in Nirmand Tehsil sub-division of Anni. “About 12 houses were damaged and six people injured in the incident,” said the emergency operations center of the district (DEOC) of Kullu.

Meanwhile, the water level of the Beas River has risen due to heavy rains in Kullu district.

As the incessant rains continue, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted heavy rains in parts of the state on Monday. Kullu, Shima, Solan, Bilaspur, Kangra, Chamba and Mandi are expected to experience heavy rains. Flash flooding is expected in parts of both districts during this period, the Met Department said last week.

Reduced visibility conditions, increased runoff into creeks, nullahs and other channels leading to flash flooding and disruption of essential services including water, power and communication systems in medium and high hills in the state, are to be feared due to heavy rains.

(Edited by : Akriti Anand)

First post: STI


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