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Flash floods wreak havoc in Himachal Pradesh, several roads blocked

12/07/2021 at 6:13 PM

Simla, July 12: Incessant monsoon rains triggered cloudbursts and flash floods in Himachal Pradesh on Monday tha6t led to widespread destruction of public properties in several places.

Road from Mandi to Kullu and Mandi-Kataula roads were blocked due to a landslide. Similarly, NH-3 was blocked at Pandoh area of Mandi district due to a landslide.

So far, no casualty has been reported in Dharamshala flash flood. All the Deputy Commissioners and SPs have been ordered to stay alert and keep regulating tourist places. I appeal to all the tourists to avoid visiting high-risk areas, said Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur.

The situation in Himachal Pradesh due to heavy rains is being closely monitored. Authorities are working with the State Government. All possible support is being extended. I pray for the safety of those in affected areas, said PM Narendra Modi.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur regarding the natural calamity occurring following heavy rains.

“NDRF teams are reaching there soon for relief work. The Ministry of Home Affairs is continuously monitoring the situation,” Shah tweeted.

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