Landslides, flash floods wreak havoc in U'khand, Himachal
A series of cloudbursts in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand caused flash floods in several districts across the two states as rivers breached their banks and washed away homes and roads.
Several people lost their lives while numerous houses were destroyed as a result of the flash floods.
Water also entered the caves of Tapkeshwar, a famous Shiva temple on the banks of the Tons river, which was in spate.
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami visited the affected areas near Thano and instructed officials to make alternative arrangements for restoring vehicular movement.
Several trains have been suspended as Chakki Bridge in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district collapsed due to heavy rainfall.
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