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Rs 990-crore loss due to rains in Himachal Pradesh, 35 lives lost

Jai Ram Thakur said that Shimla saw record heaviest rainfall on a single day after 1901, which was 500 per cent above normal on August 12-13.

india Updated: Aug 24, 2018 20:33 IST
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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said the state had suffered a loss of Rs 990.54 crore due to monsoon rains that also claimed 35 lives.(HT File Photo)

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday said that the state had suffered a loss of Rs 990.54 crore due to monsoon rains that also claimed 35 lives.

“The maximum damage due to heavy rains was reported on August 12-13,” Thakur told the Assembly while replying to a calling attention motion.

He said that Shimla saw record heaviest rainfall on a single day after 1901, which was 500 per cent above normal on August 12-13.

“Funds totalling Rs 230 crore were released to carry out restoration works,” he said.

First Published: Aug 24, 2018 20:33 IST