Lightening kills woman shepherd besides 220 sheep



Shimla: A cyclonic thunder storms and lightening affected normal life in Himachal Pradesh as a women shepherd and flocks of sheep were killed in different weather related incident in the last 24 hours.

Report arriving here from Dharamsala said that Lima Bibi (60) from Sulyali area of J&K in Chamba district died due to lightening while she was grazing here goats and sheep in a forest near Dharamsala. Thunderbolt also took the lives of 120 sheep and goats at Himani Chamunda forest near Dharamsala, belonging to one Sunka Ram. The third similar incident occurred in Goard forest near a tourist resort in Manali, killing 100 sheep and goats belonging to one Hirubhai.

Meanwhile, reports arriving from Kinnaur said that light snowfall occurred on the high reaches of Kinnaur Kailash, Sapatrishi and Ladyfinger ranges and Kalpa town was lashed with insistent rainfall. Fresh rainfall gave some respite to the people from heat wave in the foothills and delighted thousand of tourists visiting Manali, Shimla and Dharamsala from the plains.
Maximum temperature in Shimla was 24.5 degrees Celsius,
Sundernagar 33.7 degrees, Bhuntar 30.8 degrees, Kalpa 19.7,
Dharamsala 32.4 degrees, Una 36.4 degrees, Nahan 35.3 degrees and Solan 29.4 degrees respectively.

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