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81 Dead in Rain Fury: Himachal, Uttarakhand, Punjab Hit by Flash Floods, Rescue Underway

In Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, constant rains and landslides resulted in 81 fatalities, while rescue efforts to the injured and body recovery from rubble from several house collapses were ongoing. The next four days are expected to bring sporadic but heavy rainfall to Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, according to the weather office.

The Death Toll In Himachal Rain Fury Climbs To 71

As more remains were found on Wednesday, the death toll in Himachal Pradesh, which had been lashed by rain, increased to 71. “In the last three days, at least 71 individuals have died, and 13 more remain missing. Since Sunday night, a total of 57 bodies have been found. According to Principal Secretary (Revenue) Onkar Chand Sharma, according to news agency PTI.

Since Sunday, the hill state has seen torrential rains that have caused landslides in a number of districts, including Shimla, where three neighborhoods—Summer Hill, Fagli, and Krishna Nagar—have been particularly seriously affected. From the start of the monsoon on June 24, 214 individuals have perished in rain-related accidents across the state, while 38 remain missing, according to the state emergency operation center.

Rescue efforts are underway in the regions of Krishna Nagar and Summer Hill. Aditya Negi, the deputy commissioner for Shimla, told PTI that a body has been found at the Summer Hill site. According to him, 13 dead have so far been found in Summer Hill. Five in Fagli, and two in Krishna Nagar. The Shiva temple at Summer Hill, which fell on Monday, may yet include some bodies that are buried in the debris.

Families in about 15 houses in Krishna Nagar have relocated to safer areas out of concern for landslides brought on by the nonstop rain.

Rescuing Activities in Himachal

Rescuing in Himachal Flood

In the past 24 hours, 1,731 people have been evacuated from flood-affected regions of Kangra district’s Indora and Fatehpur sub-divisions. According to Deputy Commissioner Nipun Jindal.

According to Jindal, the operation to rescue residents from flood-affected areas is ongoing with the help. Help of Army men, NDRF, and Air Force helicopters.

Himachal Pradesh has already had 742 mm of rain in 54 days of the current monsoon season. Compared to the 730 mm average for the season between June 1 and September 30. According to reports, the amount of rain that fell on the state this July eclipsed all previous records for the month dating back fifty years.

Toll In Uttarakhand Rise To 10

Four bodies, including those of a couple and their son, were found among the wreckage at a resort. In Lakshman Jhula, Uttarakhand, that had a landslip on Monday as a result of heavy rain. The SSP Office in Pauri reported that two bodies were found late on Tuesday and two more on Wednesday.

The Pauri-Kotdwar-Dugadda national highway was blocked at Amsaur by landslip debris, causing traffic to continue to be interrupted. According to the state’s disaster control center, a section of the Rishikesh-Badrinath national highway washed away close to Pipalkoti Bharenpani. The roads are currently being worked on, it stated.

Punjab Flash Flooding

Punjab Flash Flooding

Punjab is currently experiencing new floods. Numerous regions in the districts of Hoshiarpur, Gurdaspur, and Rupnagar were inundated as a result of the release of extra water from the Pong and the Bhakra dams.

According to Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the state administration is also closely monitoring the situation. Relief and rescue efforts are underway in the flood-affected areas. He also noted that the water levels in the Bhakra and Pong dams are 1,677 feet and 1,398 feet, respectively.

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