Himachal Pradesh rain toll rises to 74; waterlogging in Dehradun’s Kaluwala: Top points

As rains continue to lash Himachal Pradesh, the death toll in rain-related incidents has increased to 74 amid reports of flash floods and landslides. Among the deaths, 21 died due to major landslides at Shiva temple in Summer Hill, Fagli, and Krishnanagar. Eight people are still feared buried under the temple debris.

Uttarakhand SDRF and NDRF conduct a search operation following a landslide due to rains at Gaurikund in Rudraprayag. (ANI Photo)

In Uttarakhand, the water level of Pranmati river in Chamoli district has increased to a great extent following incessant rainfall in the state, which has been witnessed massive flooding and landslides. Authorities have alerted the locals in the area to ensure the safety and well-being of the residents, officials said on Friday.

On Thursday, Himachal Pradesh chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu visited flood and severe rain-affected areas in Mandi district — Matehdi, Baldwara, Maseran and Jukain of Sarkaghat assembly. Sukhu interacted with people who suffered losses this year’s monsoon and assured them that all possible support from the government.

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