The incident took place in Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh this morning and has caused considerable damage to properties and the only bridge that led to the village has been destroyed.
The superintendent of police in Kullu, Gurdev Sharma was quoted by ANI as saying, “Flash flood hits Manikaran valley of Kullu district due to heavy rainfall, dozens of houses and camping sites damaged in Choj village.”
Police said that four people have been reported missing so far and rescue teams have arrived at the spot.
The state emergency operation centre said in its bulletin, “At Chojh village, 4-6 persons and 5 cattle heads are feared washed away. Another landslide occurred on Kasol-Jaimala Road.”
A building at the Malana Project and II Tehsil Bhuntar in Kullu has also been damaged in the cloud burst. Around 25 to 30 employees were stuck in the building at the time of the incident who have been rescued.
Rescue operations are being carried out by SDM Kullu, police and fire teams.
Meanwhile, Shimla has been witnessing incessant heavy rainfall since last night.
The weather department predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall with thunderstorms and lightning at isolated places over plains, low and mid-hills, while thunderstorms and lightning over high hills of the state for today.