Alert in Himachal Pradesh, eighty people taken to a safe place: DC

Yellow alert sounded for 3 days, tourists stranded in Kullu, Kangra; NDRF deployed

Dharamsala: A yellow alert has been sounded in Himachal Pradesh after heavy rains hit many parts of the state and triggered flash floods. Several people were reported stranded in Kangra, Kullu, Dharamshala and other tourist spots. several other areas of the Himachal are witnessing heavy rainfall. The state administration has asked all the departments to report on destruction.

In Kangra district, houses were flooded and vehicles were seen floating in the water. The district administration has issued a notification asking general public not to go out and leave homes only in case of emergencies.

Deputy Commissioner Dr Nipun Jindal said late on Monday evening that instructions have been given to expedite relief and rehabilitation operations in the rain affected areas of the Kangra district.
Deputy Commissioner Kangra, Dr Nipun Jindal, after taking stock of the damage and relief work due to landslide at Rulehad village in Boh on Monday said that houses have been damaged due to the landslide, in which four people have been rescued while NDRF is involved the search of missing people. Rescue operationt have also been conducted by Home Guard and Police personnel. Along with the Deputy Commissioner, the Superintendent of Police was also present in Rulehad to take stock of the relief work.
A nine year old girl who was missing in Nagrota Bagwan, her body was recovered from a flooded Nallah in Nagrota Bagwan town.
Deputy Commissioner said that in Triund, around eighty people have been rescued and shifted to a safe place. The traffic on the national highway which was disrupted due to landslides has been restored with immediate effect.
One person and two animals have been washed away due to flood in Manjhi Khad in Samirpur Chakban of Kangra sub-division.
NDRF team is working on the spot to rescue a person who drowned in Shahpur Khad in Tatwani, Shahpur.
Dr Nipun Jindal said that the district administration is ensuring the monitoring of rain damage and relief works across the district through the control room and necessary directions have also been given to the officers of various departments so that people don’t have to face
inconvenience at any level.

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