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Met department issues landslide alert in Himachal due to heavy rains

Meteorological department on Wednesday has issued a warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours, hinting at the possibilities of a landslide after rains lashed across Shimla, Sirmaur, Mandi and Kangra districts in Himachal Pradesh.

india Updated: Jul 27, 2016 22:15 IST
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A general view of debris of rocks and fallen trees after monsoon floodwaters receded from the village of Jakhane, near Karanprayag, Chaomli district in Uttarakhand.
A general view of debris of rocks and fallen trees after monsoon floodwaters receded from the village of Jakhane, near Karanprayag, Chaomli district in Uttarakhand. (AFP Photo)

Meteorological department on Wednesday has issued a warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours, hinting at the possibilities of a landslide after rains lashed across Shimla, Sirmaur, Mandi and Kangra districts in Himachal Pradesh.

Met director Manmohan Singh told ANI districts like Shimla, Sirmaur, Mandi and Kangra recorded very heavy rainfall.

“In the next 24 hours, all parts of Himachal may receive rain, while heavy rains may occur in Shimla, Sirmaur, Mandi, and Kangra districts,” Singh told ANI.

“We have issued a warning for heavy and very heavy rainfall and sent an alert about the possibilities of landslide to restrict movement of people in sensitive areas,” Singh stated.

“There is a possibility of heavy rain in Chamba district as well,” Singh added.

Stating that a warning had been issued earlier about heavy rains, Singh said, “In such a situation, people are cautioned, especially the ones who live in sensitive areas.”

Shimla district has received 76mm rainfall so far.

There were reports of link roads closure in the interiors of Shimla, Sirmaur, Mandi, Kangra and Kullu districts, hampering movement of traffic.

Road connectivity between Rajgarh in Sirmaur district and Solan town has been disrupted since Tuesday night following a landslide near Neri Ratoli.

A government spokesperson said Satluj, Beas and Yamuna rivers and their tributaries are again in spate in Kinnaur, Shimla, Kullu, Mandi, Bilaspur and Sirmaur districts.

Palampur, Dharamsala and Nahan towns recorded 155mm, 123mm and 15.2mm rain.