Rain in Himachal floods apple orchards, damages houses in Manali

Revenue department assessing damage to crops; receding monsoon leads to flooding at Barua and Chamyar Karog villages in Manali
A flash flood occurred at Barua village in Manali district of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday morning, causing damage to the apple orchards in the area. Flash flood water also entered into houses near a rivulet. (Aqil Khan/HT)
A flash flood occurred at Barua village in Manali district of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday morning, causing damage to the apple orchards in the area. Flash flood water also entered into houses near a rivulet. (Aqil Khan/HT)
Published on Sep 21, 2021 04:21 PM IST
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By HT Correspondent

The retreating monsoon caused flooding in Barua village near the tourist town of Manali on Monday night, officials said on Tuesday.

Though no loss of life was reported, the flooding from a nearby rivulet after heavy rain in the region inundated apple orchards and farmland besides damaging three houses in the village.

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A flash flood was also reported from Chamyar Karog village on Monday night. The flooding damaged fields of vegetables in the area.

Officials from the revenue department have reached the village to assess the damage.

The meteorological department has forecast moderate to heavy rain in Una, Hamirpur, Bilaspur, Kangra, Mandi, Shimla, Solan and Sirmaur.

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