Cloudburst in Himachal: At least 8 missing, 15 die; search operation underway

New Delhi: High number of property & human losses have occurred in the state as a result of heavy rainfall. 15 persons have passed away in the past 24 hours. 8 are not present. several locations with damaged roads. I’ve given the go-ahead for restoring road connectivity to the distro administrators: CM of Himachal Jairam Thakur

Officials reported on Saturday that a significant landslide occurred in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh as a result of a cloudburst event. Schools in the Mandi area have been ordered closed as a result of the continued, nonstop rains, and efforts are currently being made to clear the road. “Many regions of Mandi had rain overnight; since 1:30am, we have been receiving complaints about blocked roads and other related issues. Many individual incidents resolved. Police on the job, NDRF was contacted at around 2:30am; their mobilisation done,” Mandi DC A Chaudhary said.

In the meantime, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heavy rainfall advisory for remote areas of the Kangra, Chamba, Bilaspur, Sirmaur, and Mandi districts. Keep checking for latest updates on the situation in Himachal Pradesh following the cloudburst incident that resulted in significant rainfall.

In the previous 24 hours, 15 people who went missing owing to heavy rains have been rescued and evacuated by the SDRF and NDRF, while five bodies have also been found: SP State disaster response force Kumari Ilma Afroz

A landslide alert has been issued by the disaster management division of Himachal Pradesh due to the state’s heavy rain forecast until August 25.



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