Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday spoke up on the flood-situation in the state. He was quoted as saying by ANI, “22 people have died due to heavy rainfall & flood in just past 2 days. The Death toll in the entire monsoon season is 43. Losses of 574 crores estimated till now, detailed reports will come later. The situation is improving”. In a statement released by the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, he clearly said that the 22 people have lost their lives amid the heavy rainfall from the past few days. However, the death toll in the whole monsoon has risen to 43.
Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur on flood-situation in the state: 22 people have died due to heavy rainfall & flood in just past 2 days. Death toll in entire monsoon season is 43. Losses of 574 crore estimated till now, detailed reports will come later. Situation is improving pic.twitter.com/BMz1e4tTIc
— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2019
Also, Jai Ram Thakur said that the estimated loss in the state is around 574 crores, which is plenty. Likewise, he said that the further details are awaited so far, as the rescue work is still underway. However, the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has made it clear that the situation is improving day by day. The Indian Meteorological department already raised an alarm on Friday by issuing an alert about the heavy rainfall for the next 48-72 hours.
Meanwhile, the Office of the District Magistrate, Kullu, on Sunday stated that “Due to heavy rains and the incidents of landslides in the region, all private and government educational institutions in the district will remain closed on 19 August.” Likewise, the Office of the District Magistrate, Shimla reported, “In view of heavy rains in the district, it has become necessary to order the closure of all educational institutions in Shimla district on 19 August.”