Rain vagaries death toll went up to 26 in Himachal Pradesh


Death toll in rain related vagaries went up to 26, two more person died in the state as one got electrocuted in a Suni village and another died at Lambber village in Kinnaur district in last 24 hours, police sources said.

50 years old Hem Ram, state electricity board employee was found dead at Mandohalghat under Suni area of this district yesterday morning as he had gone to repair a transformer but got electrocuted.

A Nepali worker died on the spot as he was got hit by a boulder at Lambber village under Morang Tehsil in Kinnaur district.

Meanwhile heavy rain lashed many parts of the state, disrupting vehicular traffic at several parts of the state.

Hindustan Tibet Highway was thrown open for vehicles upto Reckong-Peo, headquarters of Kinnaur blocked at Rally near Wangto yesterday after heavy landslides. NH-22 has been opened for vehicles on Sunday but it had remained off beyond Reckong-Peo. Indian Air force also conducted sorties of chopper to evacuate the tourists, employees, local people especially patients.

Seven tourists from Gurgaon were airlifted from Sangla valley as they have been stranded at Pathari village, meanwhile Pooh and Sangla subdivision remained cut off from rest of the world were supplied with essential ration and fuel supply through chopper.

Almost  1395 stranded tourists including locals have been evacuated from the snow and rain–ravaged tribal Kinnaur district till 24th June, 2013.

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