About 6000 livestock’s and 25 shepherds have been struck in the heavy snowfall which occurred on Narkanda mountain ranges along Chitkul, the last bordering area along Indo-Sino border, as they had gone to graze their flocks and got captured in the sudden snowfall.
Gram Panchayat President of Chitkul, Mukesh Negi told that there is huge concern among the relatives of marooned victims as there is no whereabouts of these shepherds and their livestock’s who may have landed in trouble as more than four feet snowfall has occurred in the high mountain ranges and two feet snowfall is also reported at Chitkul.
The most of link and pedestrian roads have been buried under snowfall or it was disrupted by the rolling down of boulder and landslides at several places. The district recorded unprecedented and unseasonal snowfall which is likely to take heavy toll of lives and property.
The weather waggeries had disrupted normal life as there is no power supply in many parts of Kinnaur district, meanwhile the recently sown pea, barley etc. is ruined after sudden change of weather in the region.
Hindustan Tibet National highway is disrupted at various places as it was hit by boulders at Tapri, and near many other places along Reckong-Peo Sangla, breaking the connection of district from rest of world.
District administration is having a tough time to deal with the massive loss caused by the inclement weather.