Updated on Aug 21, 06:00 PM: All tourists have been evacuated from the rain-hit region of Lahaul and Spiti
Updated on Aug 21, 03:00 PM: 3 have been reported dead as the helicopter carrying flood relief material crashed in Uttarkashi
Updated on Aug 21, 2:00 PM: Fresh landslides have hit Kullu causing blockage of traffic on the Manali-Leh Highway, the police said. Landslides occurred at Marhi between Manali and Rohtang on the highway at around 11.30 am
Updated on Aug 21, 12:00 PM: 20 people have been missing in Sanel village of Mori in Uttarkashi district, after an incident of cloudburst. So far, 15 bodies have been recovered with the search operation remaining underway.
Updated on Aug 21, 09:30 AM: In Uttarakhand, 6 quintal of relief material have been sent by Air Force helicopters to flood hit Mori Tehsil of Uttarkashi district.
Updated on Aug 20, 07:30 PM: 63 people have lost their lives in Himachal Pradesh this Monsoon, out of which 23 were killed in heavy rains in the last few days.
Updated on Aug 20, 3:00 PM: Himachal Pradesh Minister RL Markanda was airlifted from Kaza to Shimla, he was stuck in Kaza for the past three days due to road being closed in view of heavy rains.
Updated on Aug 19, 2:00 PM: Four people have been declared dead, while three have been rescued. One person remains missing in Makudi of Uttarkashi district after a cloud burst in the area. Rescue operations are underway.
Published on Aug 19, 1:00 PM: The state of Himachal Pradesh as well as Uttarakhand have seen heavy rains in the past 24 hours resulting in loss of 31 lives with 22 people remaining missing. Heavy rains also triggered landslides, mudslides, flash floods which further led to uprooting of trees as well.
In the state of Himachal Pradesh, at least 670 roads which includes six bridges, have either been blocked or washed away.
Flash floods in Uttarakhand’s Mori have wreaked havoc with several hundred hectares of land damaged along with dozens of cattle likely dead. More than 300 people have been shifted to safer areas. Rains for 24 hours in these states have left at least 1500 people which includes several tourists, stranded.
Chanidgarh Manali highway is blocked and will take a few days to open while multiple points of Manali-Leh highway also remained closed. Manali Spiti road also remains blocked.
Schools in Shimla, Solan, Bilaspur, and Kullu remain closed today in view of heavy rains that have caused chaos across the state of Himachal Pradesh.
As per weathermen, heavy rains will continue thus, situation will remain grim for at least the next 24 hours or so.
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