Rain fury in Himachal kills 71

Rain fury in Himachal kills 71

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At least 71 people were killed in rain-related incidents in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Several houses collapsed in many places due to incessant downpours. Incessant rains and landslides killed 81 people in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand as operations continued to rescue the injured and pull out bodies from debris due to house collapses in several places.The weather office has predicted isolated but heavy rainfall in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand in the next few days.

Heavy rains have lashed the hill state since Sunday, triggering landslides in several districts, including Shimla, where three areas- Summer Hill, Fagli and Krishna Nagar are badly hit by landslips. According to the state emergency operation centre, in total, 214 people have died in rain-related incidents in the state since the onset of monsoon on June 24, while 38 are still missing. Rescue operations are going on in Summer Hill and Krishna Nagar areas. A body was recovered from Summer Hill site,” Shimla Deputy Commissioner Aditya Negi told PTI.

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