Monsoon lashed many parts of the state ; Snowfall on higher reaches


Monsoon rain lashed many parts of the state and unseasonal snowfall on the high reaches disrupt life, taking heavy toll of life in the state as nine people reportedly died in weather waggeries.

Monsoon rain active in most parts of the state lashed with heavy spell as Paonta Sahib recorded highest 410 mm rain followed by Kalpa in Kinnaur district 193.5 mm, Renuka in Sirmaur district 150 mm, Sangraha 110 mm and Nahan 100 mm, Kasauli 40 mm  and Kufri 10 mm.

Last bordering village of Himachal, Chitkul along Indo-Sino border reported 2 to 4 feet thick snowfall, Bhaba valley of Kinnuar and number of high altitude areas were reported snowfall. Rohtang Pass also reported fresh snowfall. Fresh snowfall and continuous rain also plummeted the mercury of Kinnaur district as Kalpa recorded lowest at two degrees Celsius, whereas minimum temperature of Keylong (headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti) was 7 degrees, Manali 10 degrees, Shimla and Dalhousie 12 degrees each.

During last 24 hours nine persons were killed in weather related incidents as four people were killed in separate incidents and five persons reportedly died as one house collapsed as it got hit by boulders in Chagon village in Kinnaur district, S.P. Kinnaur G. Shiva said.

Meanwhile dozen of roads including NH-22 is disrupted by the landslides after heavy rainfall. Kinnaur district reported 55.36 percent high rainfall in last 48 hours.

The Met office warned of heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur at isolated places in the district of Sirmaur, Shimla and Kinnaur during next 24 hours over the state.

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