Four die and three go missing in Himachal




Fury of South West Monsoon continues in the state as four more people have died and three are reported missing since last 24 hours as there are reports of rain and cloudburst from various parts of the state hampering transport, power, water supply and massive damage to the life and property.

Report arriving here say that a woman and child got buried inside when a heavy wall of factory caved down at Jhadmajhari, an industrial town in Baddi in after heavy rainfall on Thursday.

A heavy rainfall occurred after cloudburst in Panchnala in Kullu district washing down four workers engaged in Ghadsa valley engaged in Parwati power project. One body has been retrieved from the muck while three others are reported missing. Mr. A.K. Singh, General Manager NHPC told Himvani that part of under construction Parvati project has been damaged in the flood.

On Thursday a massive rain cloud burst also hit Shainsher valley under Banjar subdivision of Kullu district where 100-mega watt Sainj Power project got filled with muck and boulders and the management had to shut down the production in project.

The communication link of Junga suburb has been cut off from the capital town after Ashwanikhad Bridge was washed down last night after suddenly rising of water level. Two vehicles got drowned in the river parked near the inflated river. The lift water supply to this capital town disrupted as silt increased after a flash flood in the Ashwani Khud. Cheog in Theog subdivision was the epicenter of monsoon rain as huge chunk of dense forest was washed down uprooting large number of Deodar trees. Laden with Apple, orchards have turned into swampland.

Another cloudburst hit Rupi village in Kinnuar district last night that washed down huge chunk of fertile land and orchards in the area. A died body has been recovered at Rampur in Shimla district which is suspected to have come here after drawing from the up stream. Bus services in more than 100 routes of state transport corporation remained suspended after disruption of many link roads in the state.

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