21 Dead Due To Heavy Rains In Himachal Pradesh: Cloudburst
21 Dead Due To Heavy Rains In Himachal Pradesh: Cloudburst – According to the state government, landslides brought on by torrential rain and cloudburst caused 21 fatalities in Himachal Pradesh over the course of the last 24 hours. As additional people are likely to be trapped under debris, the death toll is anticipated to grow.
Heavy rains have caused destruction in Himachal
The districts of Shimla, Solan, and Mandi have reported losses in human life and material goods. On the morning of August 14, 2023, nine bodies were discovered in the state capital Shimla after a landslide destroyed a Shiva temple in the Summerhill area of the city.
But according to estimates from the administration, the landslide confined about 20 to 25 people. As a result, the death toll can increase. Due to August 14 being the last day of Shravana, one of the holiest months in the Hindu calendar, there were significantly more worshipers than normal at the temple.
In addition to Shimla, the Solan district’s Jadon village experienced seven fatalities as a result of the heavy rainfall. In addition to this, two individuals died in the Solan district’s Arki village from falling debris. Fields and homes in the Mandi district’s Nerchowk and Sundernagar areas were destroyed by heavy rains on August 13.
In Himachal Pradesh, this monsoon has claimed the lives of over 270 people. In the state, property worth more than Rs 7,000 crore has been harmed.
The India Meteorological Department issued a warning regarding the state’s heavy rainfall on August 13 and 14. Now, a new warning has been issued for August 15, 16, and 17.
In many parts of the state over the past 24 hours, record rainfall has been reported, according to information issued by the Meteorological Department.
Kangra received 273 millimetres (mm) of rain, Sujanpur 254 mm, Dharamshala 250 mm, Jogindernagar 175 mm, Sundernagar 168 mm, and Shimla 126 mm.
According to Himachal Pradesh’s chief minister, Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, last month’s rains severely damaged property there. But this time, over 21 lives have been lost in the past 24 hours.
The task of delivering aid to those impacted is ongoing on a war footing, he continued, and the police, National Calamity Response Force, army, and administration are cooperating to rescue those affected by the calamity.
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