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At least 72 people killed in Himachal Pradesh rains

Published on Aug 18, 2023 12:54 PM IST
  • Days of relentless rain in Himachal Pradesh have killed at least 72 people this week, a government official said.
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Heavy monsoon triggered landslides and flash floods in India’s Himalayan region killing at least 72 people this week, a government official said on Thursday. Roads were submerged, buildings washed away and residents scrambled for safety. (CMO Himachal ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 18, 2023 12:54 PM IST

Heavy monsoon triggered landslides and flash floods in India’s Himalayan region killing at least 72 people this week, a government official said on Thursday. Roads were submerged, buildings washed away and residents scrambled for safety. (CMO Himachal )

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Rescuers in the state have been working through challenging weather conditions to save people trapped under mud and debris.  (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Rescuers in the state have been working through challenging weather conditions to save people trapped under mud and debris.  (PTI)

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The weather department has put the state on high alert and expects the downpours to continue over the next few days. (HT Photo/Deepak Sansta) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The weather department has put the state on high alert and expects the downpours to continue over the next few days. (HT Photo/Deepak Sansta)

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Vikram Singh, an operator at the state’s emergency operation center, said on Thursday that 72 deaths occurred over the previous five days from the rains that struck over the weekend and that rescue work was ongoing. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Vikram Singh, an operator at the state’s emergency operation center, said on Thursday that 72 deaths occurred over the previous five days from the rains that struck over the weekend and that rescue work was ongoing. (AFP)

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Hundreds of roads remain blocked and schools in Shimla have been ordered to remain shut as the Indian Air Force and disaster response teams help evacuate people from low-lying, vulnerable areas.  (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hundreds of roads remain blocked and schools in Shimla have been ordered to remain shut as the Indian Air Force and disaster response teams help evacuate people from low-lying, vulnerable areas.  (AFP)

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Over 2,000 people have been rescued using helicopters and motor boats and are now safe in relief camps, the state’s chief minister, Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, said. (HT Photo/Deepak Sansta) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Over 2,000 people have been rescued using helicopters and motor boats and are now safe in relief camps, the state’s chief minister, Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, said. (HT Photo/Deepak Sansta)

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Visuals on social media showed trees falling apart as homes, built atop the hills, collapsed in succession. In the background, people can be heard crying out in horror, as they shouted “get out from here” and “get back.” (HT Photo/Bribal Sharma) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Visuals on social media showed trees falling apart as homes, built atop the hills, collapsed in succession. In the background, people can be heard crying out in horror, as they shouted “get out from here” and “get back.” (HT Photo/Bribal Sharma)

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Chief minister Sukhu told news agency PTI that it will take a year to rebuild infrastructure destroyed by the rains of this monsoon, and claimed the estimated loss to be about 100 billion rupees ($1.2 billion). “It's a big challenge, a mountain-like challenge,” he said. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Chief minister Sukhu told news agency PTI that it will take a year to rebuild infrastructure destroyed by the rains of this monsoon, and claimed the estimated loss to be about 100 billion rupees ($1.2 billion). “It's a big challenge, a mountain-like challenge,” he said. (PTI)

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu earlier visited the site of cloudbursts, at Jadon village in Solan district.(PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu earlier visited the site of cloudbursts, at Jadon village in Solan district.(PTI)

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