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Saturday 23 June 2018
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Heavy rains lash Himachal, three killed

Heavy rainfall and thundershowers at most places in hill state have thrown normal life out of gear in several parts of the state. Heavy rain with cloudburst was followed by landslides and uprooting of trees have caused road blocks at various places and thus caused inconveniences to the residents.

Three people were also reported died in Shimla and Hamirpur district during the last 24 hours. In Rampur region of Shimla district, a truck driver was swept away along with his truck, while landslide led to death of a person in Chopal area of Shimla district and in Sujanpur of Hamirpur district.

A heavy rainfall has also caused extensive damage in Pachhad region of Sirmaur district. Many houses have been reported buried under debris in Shambuwala, Deradwala and Khadarbagh, while large trees have also fallen over houses. Heavy rain has also caused damage to the crops.

Kangra, Hamirpur and Mandi districts have also received heavy rainfall during the last 24 hours. All major rivers and their tributaries witnessing rise in water level and administration has issued an alert for people residing along rivers. Water level in Bhakra and Pong dam has also increased significantly.

In the past 24 hours, Sujanpur Tira of Hamirpur district has recorded maximum 187 mm rainfall while Nahan 185 mm and Renuka recorded 169 mm rain. Dharamshala recorded 148 mm, Nadaun 143 mm, Jogindernagar 125 mm, Bangana 106 mm, Mehre 105 mm 102 mm rainfall, Bangana 99 mm, Bhoranj 92 mm, Nagrota Suriyan 90 mm, Baijnath 74 mm, Gaggal, Palampur 73 mm, Rampur 49 mm, Sangraha 38 mm, Pandoh 34 mm, Manali 32 mm and Dharampur recorded 31 mm rainfall.

Following rain and landslides silt level in the rivers has also increased and posed serious problem for hydro power projects in the state.

MeT dept has predicted more rain and thundershowers in the state till July 26.



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