1 Killed, 10 Missing In Flash Floods In Himachal Pradesh



People dwelling close to low-lying areas have been safely evacuated, an official stated. (Representational)


One particular person was killed whereas 10 have gone lacking as flash floods triggered by incessant rains lashed Himachal Pradesh, a senior catastrophe administration official stated right this moment.

State catastrophe administration director Sudesh Kumar Mokhta stated that one particular person was killed and 9 went lacking in flash floods triggered by a cloudburst within the tribal district of Lahaul-Spiti whereas one other man was reported lacking from the Chamba district.

In Lahaul-Spiti, the incident came about at Udaipur in Lahaul at round 8 PM on Tuesday, he stated.

Two tents of labourers and a personal JCB have been washed away, he stated, including {that a} 19-year-old labourer, Mohammad Altaaf of Jammu and Kashmir, was injured and rushed to a close-by hospital.
The state police and the ITBP groups have been dispatched for looking the lacking individuals however a heavy circulation of water hampered the search operation on Tuesday evening, the official stated.

He stated that the search operation resumed on Wednesday morning.

In Chamba, a JCB helper has been washed away within the flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Chaned tehsil on the Chamba-Pathankot highway, he stated.

A search operation is being carried out by the police and fireplace brigade groups.

Several roads have been blocked and round 60 autos caught as a number of landslides and flash floods occurred in numerous components of Lahaul-Spiti, Mr Mokhta stated.

A landslide close to Kirting village on state freeway quantity 26 (SKTT) in Lahaul has led to a highway blockade. A JCB has been despatched for its restoration, he stated.

Meanwhile, heavy rains proceed to lash numerous components of the state with the Shimla meteorological centre issuing a pink climate warning.

Earlier on Tuesday, a number of individuals have been evacuated from Lahaul-Spiti’s Darcha village after the water degree rose within the Bhaga river following a heavy spell of rain, Mr Mokhta stated.

According to the Darcha police check-post, the water degree within the river elevated significantly because of the heavy rainfall, damaging three retailers close to the river financial institution.

People dwelling close to low-lying areas have been safely evacuated by the police, the official added.


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