HP: One body recovered; one feared dead after flashflood in Kullu's Solang Nullah

By Dinkle Popli -- August 16, 2022 12:13 pm -- Updated:August 16, 2022 12:13 pm

Kullu, August 16: The rescue operation began in Solang Nullah in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu on Tuesday after two people went missing in the flash floods caused due to heavy rain on Monday.

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The teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Police Fire brigade are deployed at the spot. According to the officials, the water level has currently been reduced.

Two people drowned while crossing a temporary bridge built on a drain in Solang, Manali on Monday. This temporary bridge was used by the local people. As per the information, some people were on the bridge crossing the Nullah when the bridge was washed away.

Deputy Commissioner Kullu, Ashutosh Garg had earlier said, "A temporary bridge has been reported to be washed away by the flow of water in the Solang area of Manali. Some people were also crossing this bridge when the accident took place. As per eyewitnesses two people drowned in the drain and the authorities are trying to recover the body of one of the deceased."

"It is still raining and Solang Nullah is still flowing with heavy flooded water, rescue for missing people has stopped consequently. The number of missing people is not known yet. Efforts are being made to find out how many people have been affected by the incident and if there is any survivor, then efforts are being made to save them," he had said.

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-PTC News

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