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Himachal: Cloudburst in Shimla kills 2 of same family, another missing

All three are said to be of the same family. In the next 24 hours, the IMD has issued an Orange alert with heavy rainfall expected in Chamba, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Sirmaur and Bilaspur districts.

Edited By: Nivedita Dash @Nivedita0503 Shimla Updated on: July 22, 2023 17:43 IST
Shimla: Vehicles stuck in debris after a cloudburst at
Image Source : PTI Shimla: Vehicles stuck in debris after a cloudburst at Rohru area in Shimla district, Saturday

At least two people have died and one missing after a cloud burst in Rohru area which led to flood in Laila Khad in Himachal Pradesh. All three are said to be of the same family. In the next 24 hours, the IMD has issued an Orange alert with heavy rainfall expected in Chamba, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Sirmaur and Bilaspur districts.

Bui Lal, IMD Deputy Director, Himachal Pradesh said, "Many areas of Himachal Pradesh have received heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours, with Sirmaur district receiving 195 mm of rainfall."India Tv - Shimla: A damaged road after a cloudburst at Rohru area in Shimla district, Saturday

Image Source : PTIShimla: A damaged road after a cloudburst at Rohru area in Shimla district, Saturday

Isolated spells of very heavy rainfall are likely in Chamba, Kangra, Shimla, Kullu, Mandi, Bilaspur, Solan and Sirmaur districts, while heavy rain may occur in Una, Hamirpur, Lahaul and Spiti, and Kinnaur districts on Saturday, the MeT added.

On Friday, light to heavy rains lashed parts of Himachal Pradesh. Since the onset of the monsoon in the hill state on June 24, as many as 138 people have died in rain-related incidents such as landslides, flash floods, and road accidents, according to the Himachal Pradesh State Emergency Response Centre. The state has suffered a loss of Rs 4,986 crore.

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