SPECIAL COVERAGE
CHANDIGARH

LUDHIANA

DELHI



THE TRIBUNE SPECIALS
50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

TERCENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
H I M A C H A L   P R A D E S H

Cloudbursts damage houses, crop
Reckong Peo, July 27
Several houses and standing crop of peas were damaged due to cloudbursts in the tribal belt of Spiti valley during the past 24 hours. Although no loss of life has been reported, the incidents have led to panic among the residents.

One killed, 9 injured in road accidents
Nahan, July 27
As per information received here this evening, one person was killed and nine others were injured in four road accidents which took place at different places in the district today.

1 killed, 4 hurt as vehicle falls into gorge
Palampur, July 27
One person was killed and four others were injured when a Tata Sumo vehicle met with an accident near Kalu Di Hati, 3 km from here, last night.



YOUR TOWN
Reckong Peo
Nahan

Palampur


EARLIER STORIES

 

 

Top



 

 

 

 

Cloudbursts damage houses, crop
Tribune News Service & UNI

Reckong Peo, July 27
Several houses and standing crop of peas were damaged due to cloudbursts in the tribal belt of Spiti valley during the past 24 hours. Although no loss of life has been reported, the incidents have led to panic among the residents.

  • Cloudbursts reported at Gayu and Rangrik villages.
  • Several houses damaged, standing crop of peas washed away.
  • Affected families shifted to safer places.
  • The Sutlej and its tributaries flowing above normal.
  • Power production at Nathpa-Jhakri still suspended.

As per the Kaza revenue authorities, the first incident of cloudburst was reported from Gayu village, near Sumdo, on the Indo-Tibet border. Another such incident was reported from Rangrik village, around eight km from Kaza, on Wednesday evening.

The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kaza, Mr P.L. Negi, visited Rangrik village to monitor the situation. He directed the revenue authorities to assess the loss to private property so that adequate compensation could be disbursed among the affected families.

Three houses were damaged in the village. Standing crop of peas in around 80 bighas was also damaged. The affected families had been shifted to safer places, said an official of the Revenue Department.

At Gayu, the gushing water entered some houses and a shop. The affected families were shifted to a safer place. According to Mr Chering Tandup, gram pardhan of the village, there has been loss to the standing crop of peas in at least 30 bighas. He estimated a total loss of around Rs 50 lakh in the village.

The village has been cut off from the rest of the country as a portion of the link road connecting it been washed away in the flash floods.

Meanwhile, the Spiti rivulet, a tributary of the Sutlej, was flowing at above normal level forcing the people living in the low-lying areas to shift to safer places.

However, there were no reports of fresh rainfall in the valley even as the weather remained cloudy in almost all parts of the cold desert.

Meanwhile, the General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF) has repaired the Hindustan-Tibet road in Spillo village and cleared it for traffic up to Malling nullah. This was stated by Col M.L. Kom, Officer Commanding of the 68 RCC.

According to official reports available from the Sutlej Jal Vidhyut Nigam (SJVN), the flow in the Sutlej at Nathpa this afternoon was 1,087 cumex with a silt content of 6,500 PPM. This forced the authorities to keep power production suspended for the fourth consecutive day.

Shimla: The monsoon remained active in Himachal Pradesh with almost all mid and lower hills of the state continuing to receive moderate to heavy rain for the second day today, the Met office said.

Almost all places in Mandi, Kullu and Kangra districts received heavy rain, while light rain lashed Shimla, Bilaspur, Hamirpur and Una districts.

Dharamsala in Kangra district recorded the heaviest rainfall of 87.8 mm during the past 24 hours till 8.30 am followed by 67.8 mm at Dhundi in Kullu district, 56 mm at Ghamroor in Kangra district, 47 mm and 45.5 mm, respectively, at Jogindernagar and Pandoh towns of Mandi district.

The Solang nullah area in Kullu also received 39 mm of rain, while Nagrota Surian and Bhuntar recorded 29.6 mm and 27.5 mm rain, respectively.

The sky remained cloudy over Shimla and its adjoining areas during the past 24 hours and it recorded 7.4 mm rain till 8.30 am. However, Shimla was receiving heavy rain since afternoon, resulting in disruption of traffic at several places.

The minimum temperature recorded at Shimla was 16C, while Sundernagar and Bhuntar recorded night temperatures of 22.1C and 19.3C, respectively.

The met office has predicted moderate to heavy rains at several places in the state during the next 24 hours.

Top

 

One killed, 9 injured in road accidents
Our Correspondent

Nahan, July 27
As per information received here this evening, one person was killed and nine others were injured in four road accidents which took place at different places in the district today.

As per police sources, a truck loaded with limestone and on the way to Renuka from Badag fell into a 500-foot-deep gorge near Piplighat in Sangrah tehsil today. One person, Inder Singh, a resident of Mandoli village, died on the spot.

A jeep on the way to Paonta Sahib from Nahan rammed into a truck of the electricity board near Bherewala village. Two persons, driver Rajesh and Dhanbir, received serious injuries in the accident. Both were rushed to the Nahan District Hospital.

In another incident, a jeep on the way to Nerwa from Solan fell into a khud near Kangojohri on the Solan-Neri road. Three residents of Una district travelling in the vehicle were injured. They were rushed to the District Hospital, Solan. The injured were Jagat Ram, Davinder Singh and Tilak Raj.

One more accident took place in Sangrah tehsil. A private bus (HP-16-2095) today fell into a deep gorge at Bhawai village in which driver Karan Singh, conductor Kaku Ram and two passengers, Pushpinder and Kapil Kumar, received injuries. All the four injured were rushed to the Solan District Hospital.

Top

 

1 killed, 4 hurt as vehicle falls into gorge
Our Correspondent

Palampur, July 27
One person was killed and four others were injured when a Tata Sumo vehicle met with an accident near Kalu Di Hati, 3 km from here, last night.

According to police sources, the vehicle was on its way to Patti village. When it reached near the cooperative tea factory at Kalu Di Hatti, the driver of the vehicle lost control and it fell into a 30-foot-deep gorge, killing Subhash Chand on the spot and injuring four persons. One of the injured was shifted to Dr Rajindra Parsad Medical College, Dharamsala, while three were admitted to the local Civil Hospital.

The police has registered a case under Section 304-A of the IPC against the driver of the Tata Sumo. The body of Subhash Chand was handed over to his parents after a post-mortem, examination.

Top

HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |