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Himachal Rains | Several vehicles buried under landslide debris due to heavy rains in Shimla

IMD forecasts that the monsoon will advance across the state in the next three days, with rainfall between June 26th and July 1st

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- June 28th 2024 04:51 PM
Himachal Rains | Several vehicles buried under landslide debris due to heavy rains in Shimla

Himachal Rains | Several vehicles buried under landslide debris due to heavy rains in Shimla

Himachal Rains |  As a result of torrential rain that fell across the country from Thursday night to Friday morning, triggered landslides in the hilly areas of Himachal Pradesh, particularly in Shimla. The intense rainfall led to multiple landslides, resulting in several vehicles being trapped under debris in Himachal Pradesh's hilly districts.

Shimla among other affected districts include Solan, Sirmaur, Mandi, and Bilaspur, while a yellow alert has been issued for the remaining districts of the state during the same period.


Vehicles hit by falling rocks from mountains

Amidst the torrential rain, some vehicles were passing near the mountains when large rocks dislodged from the slopes, engulfing the vehicles on the road. As a result,  3 to 4 vehicles were trapped in the debris caused by the landslides. Fortunately, the occupants of the vehicles managed to flee and save their lives.

Rescue and Relief Operations

Following the chaos at the event scene, passers-by helped rescue lives. Following notification of the occurrence to the police and local authorities, a rescue mission was launched. 

Orange Alert in Himachal Pradesh 

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for rainfall in five districts of Himachal Pradesh on June 29th and 30th.

The affected districts include Solan, Shimla, Sirmaur, Mandi, and Bilaspur, while a yellow alert has been issued for the remaining districts of the state during the same period.

The IMD forecasts that the monsoon will advance across the state in the next three days, with rainfall between June 26th and July 1st.

During the past 24 Hours, the areas in districts of Sirmaur, Hamirpur, Bilaspur and Mandi have received light to moderate rainfall. Kotkhai in Shimla received 17 mm rainfall, Narkanda received 14 mm of rainfall, Sarahan in Shimla 6 mm, Nadaun in Hamirpur received 7mm and Sundernagr received light rainfall. Three to four districts have received light to moderate rainfall. The temperatures are normal. Una recorded the highest at 41.4 degrees Celsius and Shimla recorded 26 degree Celsius. Solan has recorded 30 degrees Celsius and the areas in Hamirpur and Bilaspur have recorded nearly 39 degree Celsius

- With inputs from agencies

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