Himachal faces nature’s brunt, 200+ killed since June 24 ||ENGLISH||GOA365

18 Aug 2023 07:17 PM

The death toll in rain-hit hill state of Himachal Pradesh has risen to 74 after another body was recovered from the debris of Shiva temple that was hit by landslide a few days back. The monsoon has claimed a total of 217 lives since June 24 in the northern state

Himachal Pradesh has been battered by heavy rains for the last week or so resulting in damages worth thousands of crores while several people lost their lives. The state has been hit by 113 landslides in the 55 days since monsoon began.

While acknowledging the damage caused by the recent landslides, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sakhu said that rebuilding the state is a “mountain-like challenge.

Meanwhile, rescue operations have been conducted by the Indian Army, Air Force, and other personnel, evacuating 309 people from flood-affected areas in Kangra district's Fatehpur and Pong Dam in Indora.

In total, 2,074 individuals have been rescued over the past three days. Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sakhu has visited the disaster affected regions, assuring citizens of the government’s full support. In wake of the recent damage, school’s in Shimla City remained closed on Thursday. 

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