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Monday 15 October 2018
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Rain wreaked havoc in state, two killed

Incessant rain has caused havoc in many part of the state. As per report two person have lost their life in state. A man has been reported swept away in swelling Nahad Khad in Kangra and a teenage girl has washed away in Bajaura in Kullu. Several houses were also swept away in flash floods as the Beas is flowing at a dangerous level.

Water level increased in rivers and streams and washing away everything coming its way. As per government report 120 stranded persons were rescued from Koksar in Lahaul-Spiti, 23 from Marhi and 31 from Rohtang (Kullu). Apart from it 33 persons stranded at Phojal in Kullu were also rescued. Out of these, 21 persons were rescued by Air Force and 14 persons were rescued by adopting other means.

As many as 45 vehicles were retrieved from Koksar in Lahaul-Spiti. Similarly, 600 students and teachers were shifted from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyala Chamba and 100 students from Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Mehla in Chamba district.

In addition to this, three families of Rakh in Chamba district were also shifted to PWD Rest House.

12 tourists from Sikkim have been evacuated from Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti to a Hotel at Keylong.

Incessant rain has also caused huge lose to the apple crop in the state. Crop worth crore is still to harvest and following rain and high wind fruit, growers are facing huge loses.

The state Cabinet also reviewed the losses, rehabilitation and rescue operations being undertaken by the State Government keeping in view the incessant and heavy rains in the State for the last few days.

Hamirpur MP seeks Centre’s help

Hamirpur Parliamentarian Anurag Thakur has sought Union Government’s to support the rain-battered state through the disaster relief fund.

Thakur pleaded that the Himachal Pradesh has been receiving heavy rains for the last three days and wreaked havoc in the state and put normal life out of gear in the state. Many of the roads are badly damaged, so far, 126 roads have been affected by landslides. Thakur said that the Himachal is suffering from huge economic loss due to heavy rains. The state government is engaged in massive relief and rescue operations, but considering the excesses damage caused by the rain, I request the central government to help, to rescue Himachal Pradesh from this disaster,” he further added.



Rahul Bhandari is Editor of TheNewsHimachal and has been part of the digital world for last eight years.