08 June Thursday

1 Dead, 6 Missing As Cloudburst, Flash Floods, and Landslide Ravage Himachal Pradesh

Web Desk(Tvm)Updated: Wednesday Jul 6, 2022

Chandigargh : Cloudburst followed by flash floods together with  landslide have  devastated Himachal Pradesh, where one woman has been reported dead and six others missing so far.  The State witnessed non-stop downpours all through last night.

Malana and Manikaran in Kullu district have become isolated from rest of the mainland following the cloudburst that triggered heavy flooding. Six people are reported missing in the district.

Landslide was reported near Dhalli tunnel in Shimla that killed one woman and injuring two others. All three were migrant labourers, sleeping  in a roadside tent when the landslide hit. The injured were shifted to Indira Gandhi Medical College Hospital.

In Chojh village of Kullu, at least six persons are feared to have been swept away apart from five cattle reported missing.

Rescue teams evacuated 25 - 30 employees of Malana 2 power project after they became stuck in a building damaged by flash floods.