People’s lives have been put at risk due to flash floods after heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh. Rescue and relief work is going on from the side of the administrative teams. The State Disaster Management Authority has said that two people have died due to the natural calamity, while 10 people are still missing and 20 people are stranded at different places in Kangra district. Four people have been rescued from the flood-hit Boh village, while more than 100 people, including some relatives and 80 students, were rescued by trekking to Triund.
flash floods after rain in himachal pradesh
According to the authority, some 11 houses and several vehicles have been damaged due to the floods. Power supply has been disrupted at many places. About 60 roads in different parts are closed due to water. The effect of heavy rains was also seen on the rivers and streams. A drain changed its course near Bhagsu Nag in Upper Dharamsala adjoining McLeodganj. Because of that many cars and bikes got washed away in the water. Deputy Commissioner Dr Nipun Jindal said that according to the forecast of the Meteorological Department, there may be heavy rains till July 16. Keeping that in mind, under the Disaster Management Act 2005, officers of all departments in Kangra district have been ordered to be on alert. State Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has expressed concern over the damage caused by the heavy rains.
#HimachalPradesh | 2 persons died, 10 missing & 20 stranded in diff locations in Kangra Dist. Over 100 people rescued incl 80 students&few families from Triund trekking route &4 rescued from floods hit Boh village, as per data by State Disaster Management Authority & Revenue Dept
— ANI (@ANI) July 12, 2021
Rescue work continues after the disaster
The Chief Minister said, “There has been a lot of damage due to heavy rains in various areas including Kangra of the state, for which we have called for a report. We have given instructions to the Deputy Commissioners of all the districts to carry out relief work and provide all possible help to the affected. He appealed to the people of the state and tourists to take precautions in view of the bad weather. He asked people not to go near rivers and streams and places prone to landslides.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the situation arising out of heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh is being closely monitored and all possible help is being extended to the hill state. Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday to take stock of the situation arising out of flash floods in several districts of Himachal Pradesh and assured him of all possible help from the Centre.
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