Heavy Rain Claims four lives in Himachal

Published: 09th August 2015 03:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th August 2015 03:18 AM   |  A+A-

CHANDIGARH:  At least four persons were killed ,three of them belonging to the same family, as flashfloods wreacked havoc at Dharampur in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday. Meanwhile, a sadhu was washed away in the gushing waters of swollen Son Khud.

The three were killed when boulders fell atop their house in Sakeraini village near Dharampur. The rescue workers are trying to retrieve the bodies of three missing people, including an aged couple.

The local bus stand at Dharampur was also damaged by the flash floods. Since Friday there has been heavy rainfall in the hill state.

Chief  Minister Virbhadra Singh has directed all the Deputy Commissioners, police, Home Guards and all departments concerned to remain vigilant in the wake of the heavy rainfall and incidents of recent landslides and flash floods in the state.

Terming the flash flood at Dharampur unfortunate, Virbhadra directed the district administration to undertake relief and rescue measures. Besides, he directed the officials to provide adequate compensation to the flood-hit.

According to the CM, he was greatly saddened by the massive damage to public property caused by the deluge.

He also directed the Mandi administration to warn the people against venturing into river beds, flooded rivulets or nullahs.

Meanwhile, heavy rain blocked the Manali-Kiratpur national highway at some places while the Dharampur-Harsipattan road was also damaged.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp