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'Landslides Have Cut-Off My Village in Mandi, Unable to Attend Classes at DU'

In my village, there are around 10 houses. All of us have left our homes as landslides are taking place.

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Himachal Pradesh is battling again with heavy rains, which have disrupted everyday life in the state. There has been relentless rain since 10 August in Mandi, my hometown, and the situation here is very scary. 

My house is in Jukain village in Mandi district, and roads connecting the village have been damaged due to the landslides. In my village, there are around 10 houses. All of us have left our homes as landslides are taking place at regular intervals. 

In my village, there are around 10 houses. All of us have left our homes as landslides are taking place.

A road connecting my village in Mandi district is blocked due to a landslide.

(Photo Credit: Aman Sharma)

In my village, there are around 10 houses. All of us have left our homes as landslides are taking place.

The primary school of our Jukain village in Mandi district is one of the worst affected buildings. Boulders from the mountain slid through the school, destroying the walls.

(Photo Credit: Aman Sharma)

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The torrential rain has swept away homes, roads, and vehicles. The local primary school is among the worst affected, with boulders from the mountains severely damaging the school building.
In my village, there are around 10 houses. All of us have left our homes as landslides are taking place.

A part of the road has been torn away by flood water current and landslide.

(Photo Credit: Aman Sharma)

In my village, there are around 10 houses. All of us have left our homes as landslides are taking place.

The lobby and the playing area of the Primary school are covered with boulders, uprooted trees and the debris left behind by the flood water.

(Photo Credit: Aman Sharma)

The houses that managed to withstand the powerful water currents are now covered in mud and debris cascading down from the mountains.

In my village, there are around 10 houses. All of us have left our homes as landslides are taking place.

My uncle, Megh Singh, had his car severely damaged in the landslide. Falling trees shattered the glass windows and damaged various metal components of the car.

(Photo Credit: Aman Sharma)

Since 13 August, we have stayed at my relative's house in Dabrog village in Mandi. We are encountering significant challenges in obtaining essential supplies due to transportation issues, as most pickup vehicles cannot reach our location.

When we evacuated our house, we could only bring valuables and documents, leaving most of our belongings behind.

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In my village, there are around 10 houses. All of us have left our homes as landslides are taking place.

One of the significant landslides has caused erosion to the road, leading to connectivity problems.

(Photo Credit: Aman Sharma)

My grandmother has been in a prolonged coma for an extended period, and her medical equipment, such as a nebuliser, requires a consistent electricity supply to operate. Unfortunately, the electricity availability has been highly irregular.

On Sunday, 13 August, there was no electricity throughout the day. This compelled us to urgently seek care for her at the government hospital, where we accessed an intermittent power supply through an electrical generator.

In my village, there are around 10 houses. All of us have left our homes as landslides are taking place.

Ashutosh Sharma, my uncle, has also seen his house damaged by the rain. Debris carried by the floodwater entered his house, causing damage to various items inside. Fortunately, his house managed to withstand the brute force of the floodwater.

(Photo Credit: Aman Sharma)

Yesterday, 16 August, I went to check the condition of my house in Jukain Village.  While the rains have gotten mild, landslides continue to take place. Our belongings are still inside our houses. 

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In my village, there are around 10 houses. All of us have left our homes as landslides are taking place.

The front bumper of my neighbour's car has been washed away in the flood.

(Photo Credit: Aman Sharma)

This is also affecting my studies as well. I am a student at Delhi University, and my classes began on 16 August. Since roads have been damaged, I cannot return to college and attend classes. 

 I hope the situation improves soon. 

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Topics:  Floods   Himachal Pradesh   Landslides 

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