22 Dead in Rain-Related Incidents in HP, Flood Alert for Delhi

About 10 houses of the villages have been damaged in Uttarakhand.

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State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) members rescue people trapped on a river island in Uttarakhand’s Kotdwar on 18 August.  

At least 22 people were killed and 12 others injured in rain-related incidents in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, 18 August, officials cited by PTI said. An official said the total loss to the state property amounted to Rs 490 crore.

Meanwhile, 18 people are missing in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi after an overflowing Tons river washed away as many as 20 houses, reported NDTV.

The Uttarkashi-Dehradun highway has also been closed due to a landslide, and teams of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), State Disaster Response Fund and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are engaged in rescue and evacuation operations in the state.

  • The Delhi govt on Sunday sounded a flood alert and asked people living in low-lying areas to move to safer places as the water level in Yamuna is likely to cross the danger mark
  • The Met Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places, especially in Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Pithoragarh, Dehradun, Pauri and Nainital districts of Uttarakhand during next 24 hours
  • Nine people died in Shimla, five in Solan, two each in Kullu, Sirmaur and Chamba, and one each in Una and Lahaul-Spiti districts

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5:50 AM , 19 Aug

Two People Have Lost Their Lives Due to Floods in Kullu, HP

Incessant rains has led to flooding in the Kullu district where two people have lost their lives, reports news agency ANI.

10:23 PM , 18 Aug

150 Tourists Rescued, 400 Still Stuck in Himachal's Lahaul-Spiti: BRO

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO), in a statement, has said that around 150 tourists, including foreigners, were rescued from Chhota Dara, Chhatru and Gramphu areas of Lahaul-Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday after a road was washed away due to incessant rain.

“Around 400 tourists are still stuck between the road in Keylong and Sissu due to a landslide. Roads in the area have been washed away due to incessant rains. Restoration work is underway. [sic]”
10:02 PM , 18 Aug

Flood Alert for Delhi as Yamuna Likely to Cross Danger Mark on Monday

The Delhi government on Sunday sounded a flood alert for the city and asked people living in low-lying areas to move to safer places as the water level in the Yamuna river is expected to cross the danger mark, officials cited by PTI said.

The Yamuna was flowing at 203.37 metres on Sunday evening and its water level is expected to rise up to 207 metres on Monday as 8.28 lakh cusecs water, the highest till date, was released from Haryana's Hathini Kund barrage at 6 pm, an official said.

"Water level is rising due to heavy rains as well as release of water from Hathini Kund Barrage and water level of Yamuna may rise up to 207 metres by 10 am tomorrow, putting at risk public life and property," East Delhi district said in its order.

9:30 PM , 18 Aug

Schools, Colleges to Remain Shut in Himachal Districts on Monday

All educational institutions in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla, Kullu, Bilaspur and Solan districts will remain closed on Monday as heavy to extremely heavy rains continue to lash the state, district officials said.

Published: 09 Aug 2019, 1:19 PM IST
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