Himachal: 3 Killed, 13 Others Feared Dead in Flash Floods and Landslide

Twenty-two people, who were stranded following a flash flood in the state's Hamirpur district, were evacuated safely
Himachal: 3 Killed, 13 Others Feared Dead in Flash Floods and Landslide
Himachal: 3 Killed, 13 Others Feared Dead in Flash Floods and Landslide

Six people were killed and 13 others feared dead in separate incidents of flash flood and landslide triggered by heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday.

Twenty-two people, who were stranded following a flash flood in the state's Hamirpur district, were evacuated safely, said officials.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur expressed condolences over the deaths and said that administration is carrying out rescue operations on war-footing in the affected districts.

According to officials, three people were killed after their house collapsed following a landslide triggered by rains in Chamba district.

Also Read: Guwahati: Cylinder Blast Triggers Massive Fire In Bhangagarh

The Chamba district emergency operation centre (DEOC) said the landslide occurred at Banet village in Chowari tehsil around 4.30 am following which a house collapsed, killing three people, NDTV report said.

In Mandi, a girl was killed and 13 others were feared dead in a landslide and flash flood triggered by heavy rains, officials said.

The body of a girl was recovered about half-a-km away from her house in Baghi Nullah on Mandi-Katola-Prashar road on Friday night, while five members of her family were washed away, state disaster management department officials said.

Several families also left their houses located between Baghi to Old Katola areas after a cloud burst and took shelter at safe places, the department added.

Besides, eight members of another family are also feared buried under the debris of their house following a landslide at Kashan village in Gohar development block, the department added.

However, the bodies have not been retrieved yet, it said.

Several roads in Mandi district have also been blocked following flash flood and multiple landslides, the report stated.

Several vehicles were damaged and a number of villagers were stuck in their houses as water entered their houses and shops at Balh, Sadar, Thunag, Mandi and Lamathach, officials said.

Schools in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district will remain closed today due to ongoing incessant rains, a senior administration official said.

Several vehicles parked along the road were damaged and residents remained stuck inside their houses, they said.

In Kangra, a 'kacha' house collapsed killing a nine-year-old child, officials said.

Also Read
4 Minors, 1 Woman Rescued From Human Trafficking From Assam's Bokakhat

Related Stories

No stories found.
Pratidin Time
www.pratidintime.com