Rain claims 1 more life

Shimla, August 9

As many as 233 persons have lost their lives in rain-related incidents during the ongoing monsoon season as one more death was reported in Bilaspur today. The cumulative loss to the state has touched Rs 77,325 lakh.

As many as 18 roads were closed and one water supply scheme was disrupted in the state. The local MeT office has issued a yellow warning of heavy rain at isolated places in Bilaspur, Kangra, Mandi and Shimla on August 12 and Chamba, Kangra, Mandi and Sirmaur on August 13.

Rain lashed parts of Himachal and Naina Devi received 112 mm of rains followed by Dalhousie 46 mm, Bharari 38 mm, Pachhad 35 mm each, Nahan, Sarakaghat and Nalagarh 34 mm each, Baldwara 32 mm, Barasa 28 mm, Amb and Kangra 22 mm each, Chawari 19 mm, Manali 17 mm, Kasauli and Bilaspur 16 mm each, Kandaghat, Dharmshala and Shimla 15 mm each, Palampur 14 mm, Paonta Sahib 12 mm and Dehra Gopipur 11 mm.

There was no appreciable change in the minimum and maximum temperatures and Keylong recorded 11.3deg;C while Una registered 34.3 deg; C. — TNS

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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