9 killed, 7 missing, 2 injured
5 national highways, 387 roads blocked due to landslides
345 electricity transformers, 175 water supply schemes shut down
Shimla | TNR
Nine people were killed and seven are reported missing in the last 24 hours following heavy rainfall from Tuesday night till Wednesday morning that led to floods and landslides.
The death toll of people dying in various accidents related to landslides and flooding has risen to 202 so far.
Tozing nullah flooding
Seven people were swept away in the swirling muddy waters of Tozing nullah in Lahaul-Spiti area and seven people are reported missing.
A person assisting a JCB operator in Chamba was swept away in a river and another person drowned when he was swept away in Saluni. Both the bodies have been recovered. In Chaned area of the district, six shops were buried under debris.
Drowning incidents in Kullu
A 26-year-old woman and her four-year-old child were swept away in the swirling waters of a tributary nullah of Parvati river on Wednesday morning. A woman and two others were swept away in Brahma nullah in Manikaran. Rescue teams are trying to locate all of them.
Property worth Rs 502 crore damaged
Private and government property worth Rs 502.58 crore has been reported damaged so far due to incidents related to heavy rainfall. Public Works Department has reported a loss of Rs 347 crore, hydel power department has reported a loss of Rs 140 crore and electricity board has reported a loss of Rs 57.99 crore.
Many areas inundated
Water has entered several houses and inundated several farms in Una, Sirmour, Hamirpur and Kangra areas to name a few. Orchards were inundated in Shimla, Kullu and Kinnaur districts. Nearly 40 vehicles have been reported damaged in various areas of the state
5 national highways, 387 roads closed
Heavy rainfall and resultant landslides brought vehicular traffic to a halt on five national highways and 387 state highways and roads. Bharmour-Chamba national highway 154-A, Chandigarh-Shimla-Kinnaur national highway 5, Sainj-Luhri national highway 305, Theog-Rohru national highway and Mandi-Kullu national highway 21 were impacted and vehicular traffic was normalised on them in the afternoon. Shimla-Kalka rail route was disrupted due to a tree fall on the track in Barog. Bus operations on 250 routes were disrupted.
Tourists and residents have been warned to remain alert for the next three to four days as the weather department has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall. State Disaster Management Authority has warned people from venturing near water bodies. People have been asked to remain vigilant.