Diarytimes Media Network, Shimla Published by : Kumud Sharma, Updated July 10, 2023 by Diary Times
The torrential rains that have been continuing for the last forty hours have created havoc in the state. According to the latest information, 8 people have died while more than nine people have been injured at many places in the state due to incidents like landslides and floods.
A mother and son died due to a landslide at their house in Bagra village of Theo, while three members of a family were killed when debris fell on a house in Pani Wali village of Madhyavani panchayat of Courtgarh. One person has died in K Kakiyan.
Here in Shimla, a woman has died after being hit by a landslide in Rajhana. In view of the heavy rain alert, all the schools and colleges have been closed till tomorrow.
Government forest property worth crores of rupees has been damaged in the state due to continuous heavy rains. More than eight hundred roads, including six national highways, have become blocked for traffic due to landslides.
Most of the river drains are flowing above the danger mark. Heavy rains have created havoc in Mandi district. Loss of crores of rupees has been caused due to water entering the power house of 126 mega watt larger hydroelectric project in the district.
And built on the Beas river and has been completely washed away in water. Apart from this, the foot bridge has also come under the grip of water. There is power failure in most places of the district and there has been heavy loss due to flash flood in Thanak. Water and debris have entered shops and houses here.
Most of the major minor roads including National Highways are blocked for traffic. NDRF team under the leadership of Commandant Baljendra Singh successfully rescued six people trapped in Beas river in Narwahi at midnight last night.
Monsoon rains have created havoc in Kullu district as well. Due to the water of Beas river entering the roads, there is a hindrance for traffic on the Chandigarh-Manali national highway. Due to the flood caused by the cloudburst incident in the drain of the bridge of Manikarna valley, loss of crores of rupees is estimated.
However, there is no news of loss of life or property in this incident. About one hundred and twenty roads are blocked for traffic in the district and National Highway twenty one between Kullu Manali and Bazara is blocked due to landslides at many places in Himachal Pradesh. Monsoon has wreaked havoc.