Cloudburst in HP’s Chamba leaves one dead, three houses damaged

Published on Aug 08, 2022 04:21 PM IST

Flash flood caused crop loss at Dhand Kihyar village, 10 vehicles were also damaged around Sunday midnight

After incessant rain in Manali, a stretch of the highway to Leh adjoining Beas river caved in on Monday. (Aqil Khan/HT)
After incessant rain in Manali, a stretch of the highway to Leh adjoining Beas river caved in on Monday. (Aqil Khan/HT)

One person died and two others were injured in a flash flood after a cloud burst in Chamba district’s Salooni tehsil around Sunday midnight. Three houses were damaged in the flooding, while a resident, Vijay Kumar, was buried in the debris.

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“Due to a sudden rise in the water level, six houses were vacated and the residents were shifted to safer locations,” said Chamba deputy commissioner DC Rana.

Three water mills (gharats) and a bailey bridge linking Salehi village to Kandhwara were damaged in the flooding.

Five cow sheds and 10 vehicles were also damaged in the flash flood.

The flash flood caused crop loss at Dhand Kihyar village, while flooding damaged large tracts of cultivable land at Muhal Kandhwara.

A national highway was blocked following a landslide in Kinnaur district on Monday, officials said.

The Kinnaur District Emergency Operation Centre (DEOC) said the landslide happened near Bhaba Nagar due to which the Ferozepur-Shipki La national highway number 5 has been closed. Efforts are on to clear the road and restore traffic.

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