Rain claims 2 more lives

Shimla, August 1

With two more deaths, one each in Chamba and Una districts, the toll due to rain-related incidents in the monsoon has touched 213, while 12 persons are still missing. As many as 47 roads, including 10 in Kullu district, nine in Shimla, eight in Lahaul and Spiti, seven in Mandi and six in Sirmaur are still closed.

About 58 water supply schemes have been disrupted and 12 transformers have been damaged. The cumulative loss from June 13 till date is Rs 63,289.51 lakh. The local met office has issued yellow warning of heavy rainfall at isolated places in seven districts of Bilaspur, Kangra, Solan, Sirmaur, Una, Hamirpur and Chamba, on August 2, 4 and 5, and predicted wet spell in the region till August 7.

Light to moderate rain lashed the state today. Nadaun received 35 mm of rain, followed by Dalhousie (34 mm) and Palampur (30 mm). — TNS

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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