218 roads blocked, 46 water supply schemes hit

Shimla, August 2

As many as 218 roads, including 87 in Shimla, 70 in Mandi and 33 in Kullu district, were closed due to landslides triggered by rains and 46 water supply schemes were disrupted.

One death was reported in a rain-related incident in Shimla, taking the death toll during the current monsoon season since June 13 to 214, while 12 persons are still missing.

The local Met office has issued yellow warning of heavy rains at isolated places in Bilaspur, Solan and Sirmaur on August 4 and Kangra, Mandi and Sirmaur on August 5. The MeT also predicted a wet spell in the region till August 8.

Light to moderate rain lashed the region during the day. Palampur with 41.5 mm was wettest followed by Jogindernagar 31.5 mm, Narkanda 26 mm, Bijahi and Nagrota Suriyan 24 mm each, Seobagh 19 mm, Amb 18 mm, Nadaun 17 mm, Kharapathar 16 mm, Kufri 12.5 mm, Dharampur 12 mm, Mandi 11mm, Kahu and Sundernagar 10 mm each. — TNS

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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