Himachal Pradesh is devastated by heavy rain; 5 people died in landslides, several Mandi shops were destroyed, and the Chandigarh-Manali route was closed.

Beas river in spate, Pandoh dam's floodgates open
Himachal Pradesh is devastated by heavy rain; 5 people died in landslides, several Mandi shops were destroyed, and the Chandigarh-Manali route was closed.

9 July, Mandi, Shimla, and Dharamsala

In Himachal Pradesh, flooding caused landslides, destroyed homes, and killed five people, according to officials on Sunday.

In the Kotgarh area of the Shimla district, a house collapsed after a landslip caused by rain, killing three family members.

A woman was killed when a makeshift dwelling near Kullu town was destroyed by a landslip.

Another incidence occurred on Saturday night in Katiyan tehsil of Chamba when a guy was buried alive after a landslip.

The state emergency operation centre reports that nine flash floods and 13 landslides have occurred in the state in the last 36 hours.
In Mandi, Kullu, and Lahaul and Spiti districts, torrential rain wrecked havoc and significantly damaged both private and public property.

At Bahang near Manali, several stores were destroyed by a flash flood, and a house under construction in the Kullu district was swept away by the flooded Beas river close to Patlikuhal. At Kullu, one woman was extricated from the rubble.

Authorities at Pandoh Dam opened the floodgates of the dam to discharge additional water after heavy overnight precipitation. As a result, the Beas river's water level has significantly risen and is currently flowing above the danger threshold.

Pandoh Bazaar was inundated by water after heavy rain. The Mandi district government managed to rescue a family of six from the region.

The severe rains caused the Banjar vegetable market to flood as well.

In the parking lot beside the Beas from Akhara market, one automobile was washed away.

Due to a significant landslip at 6 miles between Mandi and Pandoh, the Chandigarh-Manali route was closed to vehicular traffic. As a result, this route is now completely empty of traffic.

The Aut-Luhri highway in the Kullu district was shut down because of a landslide close to Banjar.

Losar saw new snowfall in Lahaul and Spiti as a result of the freezing temperatures.

Lahaul and Spiti's Gramphu-Kaza motorway remains impassable to vehicles.

The state's 736 roads, three of which are national highways, have all been closed to traffic. Due to excessive rain during the past 24 hours, as many as 1,743 distribution transformers have been impacted, and 138 water systems have been disturbed.

At mile 6, the National Route 21 is closed (name of the place). This is the same location where a landslip on June 27 of last year caused commuters to be stranded for over 24 hours. Around Ghoda farm, the Mandi-Kullu route via Kamand was also shut down. Around Manali, the Manali-Chandigarh also caved in.

There have been reports of agricultural land being lost, automobiles being carried away in Nullah in Kullu, Kinnaur, and Chamba, and shops being washed away in Manali. Moreover, a number of roads in Shimla districts have been closed.

All of the major rivers, including the Ravi, Beas, Satluj, and Chenab, are in flood, and commuters and visitors have been warned to stay away from river bodies and avoid travelling during periods of heavy rain.

Shimla's Kotgarh village saw three fatalities.

In the early hours of Sunday, a landslip caused the house of a family in the Shimla district's Kotgarh village to collapse, killing three members of the family. According to authorities, the deceased were Anil, his wife Kiran, and son Swapnil.

Landslides brought on by rain have disrupted vehicular traffic in numerous areas of the Shimla district. Due to trees and other debris on the road, traffic was hampered at the Tutikandi Bypass, and the Anadale Road and Panthaghati-Kasumpti Road were closed as a result of the debris.

A red alert has been issued for a few locations in the Shimla, Solan, and Sirmaur districts for exceptionally heavy rainfall over the next three hours.

Kangra rivers are rushing, and roads are obstructed

Kangra district has seen damage to both public and private property as a result of the prolonged, heavy rain that has been falling for more than 24 hours.

Landslides have blocked a number of routes, including the Dehra-Chintpurni, Naddi-Stobary, and Dharamsala-Mcleodganj.

Heavy rains in Dharamsala caused a tree to fall, damaging a private vehicle and obstructing traffic on a route close to the school board.

Several districts in the district received complaints of property damage brought on by tree fall accidents.

Despite the majority of the region's rivers being in spate, there have been no complaints of property damage to date.

In Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the Met office has issued a warning for sporadic, extremely heavy rain on Sunday. In addition to eastern Rajasthan, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, and Punjab through Sunday, isolated portions of Jammu and Kashmir are expected to see heavy to extremely heavy rain until Monday.

According to IMD, there is a moderate to high risk of flash flooding across a few watersheds and neighbourhoods in Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi over the next six hours.