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Himachal Pradesh: Cloudburst reported near Kinnaur district

Himachal Pradesh cloudburst: Reports were also there about a thunderstorm that hit the village of Salkhar, situated near the China-occupied Tibet border, due to which the main road of the border has also been closed.

Written By: Shashwat Bhandari New Delhi Updated on: July 19, 2022 6:21 IST
Cloudburst reported near Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur.
Image Source : INDIA TV Cloudburst reported near Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur.

Highlights

  • A cloudburst was reported near Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh
  • Thunderstorms were also reported near Salkhar, situated near Tibet border
  • Traffic on the main road towards the border has been affected

Himachal Pradesh cloudburst: A cloudburst was reported near the Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh.

Reports were also there about a thunderstorm that hit the village of Salkhar, situated near the China-occupied Tibet border, due to which the main road of the border has also been closed.

Earlier in the day, a 14-year-old boy drowned in a river in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district, a state disaster management official said.

Karan of Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi district drowned in the river at Baguwala of Barotiwla in Nalagarh tehsil on Sunday evening, he added.

Local people had rescued the boy and took him to a hospital for treatment but doctors declared him dead, the official said.

Meanwhile, at least 104 people have died in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra since the onset of monsoon on June 1, the state disaster management authority said in a report on Sunday.

The fatalities occurred between June 1 and July 16, and two of the deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours - one each in Jalgaon and Amravati districts, it said.

The deaths were caused by floods, lightning strikes, landslides, falling of trees and collapse of structures, among other reasons, the report said.

As per the latest data, two villages in the state were affected by heavy rains and three people have been reported missing. However, no one was evacuated anywhere in the state due to flooding in the last 24 hours, the report said.

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