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Weather: Heavy devastation due to rain in Himachal and Uttarakhand, mountains cracking, land slipping, hundreds of lives destroyed

Himachal Pradesh At least 71 people have lost their lives in the last three days due to rains and 13 people are still missing. Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu has termed the task of rebuilding the infrastructure as a ‘mountain-like challenge’. With the recovery of one more woman’s body from the debris of Shiv temple near Summer Hill in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla, the bodies of 57 people who lost their lives in rain-related incidents have been recovered so far. It has been told by the government that till now 780 people have been rescued with the help of helicopters in Himachal, while 2500 people have been taken to safer places. Relief and rescue work is going on in Shimla.

Devastation due to landslides in these areas of Himachal

Landslides occurred in Summer Hill, Krishna Nagar and Fagli areas of Shimla due to heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh since Sunday. Principal Secretary (Revenue) Onkar Chand Sharma said, at least 71 people have died in the last three days and 13 are still missing. Since Sunday night, 57 dead bodies have been recovered.

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Uttarakhand 293 people were rescued, two died due to house collapse in Chamoli

Uttarakhand Due to heavy rains in Madmaheshwar Dham, the operation to evacuate all the 293 people trapped there was completed on Wednesday. Most of the rescued people are devotees. Two brothers were killed and five others were injured in a house collapse at Helang in Chamoli district, while bodies of all the people buried under debris have been recovered after a landslide at a resort in Pauri district two days back, he said. Went.

Loss of 10 thousand crore rupees due to rain and landslide

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu told that his state will take a year to rebuild the infrastructure destroyed due to heavy rains this monsoon and claimed that there has been a loss of about Rs 10,000 crore.

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Heavy devastation in Shimla

Shimla Deputy Commissioner Aditya Negi said, rescue operations are underway in Summer Hill and Krishna Nagar areas and a body has been recovered from Summer Hill. He said that so far 13 bodies have been recovered from Summer Hill, five from Fagli and two from Krishna Nagar. There is still a possibility of 10 more people being buried under the debris of the landslide in the Shiv temple on Monday. Around 15 houses in Krishna Nagar have been evacuated and families have been shifted to safer places. Many others have evacuated their homes fearing landslides due to torrential rains.

School-college closed due to heavy rains and landslides, roads blocked

The education department on Wednesday ordered closure of all schools and colleges in the state due to inclement weather and Himachal Pradesh University suspended academic activities till August 19. Officials said that around 800 roads are blocked in the state and since the onset of monsoon on June 24, a loss of over Rs 7,200 crore has been incurred. Earlier, in July, heavy rains lashed several parts of the state including Mandi, Kullu and Shimla, killing several people and destroying property worth crores of rupees.

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Himachal Pradesh rain inAround 960 rescued from rain-flood-hit Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said that more than 960 people trapped in heavy rains and flash floods in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab have been rescued and about 10,000 people have been shifted to safer places. NDRF informed that 29 teams of central forces have been deployed for rescue and relief in these states, out of which 14 are active while the rest have been kept on standby.

10363 people were rescued

NDRF told that till now more than 960 victims have been rescued and 10,363 people have been evacuated to safe places. Apart from the NDRF, the State Disaster Response Unit, Army, Air Force, Police and local authorities are carrying out rescue operations in the affected areas. In Punjab, several villages in Hoshiarpur, Rupnagar and Gurdaspur districts were inundated after excess water was released from the Bhakra and Pong dams.

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