Rain hits life in Shimla

SHIMLA: Heavy rain disrupted normal life in the state capital on Monday and triggered landslides at several places.

Rain hits life in Shimla

A car buried under the debris at Vikas Nagar in Shimla.

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Tribune News Service

Shimla, July 2

Heavy rain disrupted normal life in the state capital on Monday and triggered landslides at several places.

The Met Department recorded 100 mm of rainfall within 30 minutes that resulted in the choking of drains and garbage and muck. Traffic jams were witnessed at several places.

An under-construction parking lot in the Kaithu area was damaged due to a hill slip. A massive landslide was reported on the Sanjauli bypass, leading to a huge traffic jam. Hundreds of vehicles, including apple-laden trucks, remained stranded for hours. Another major landslide was reported near Kamla Nehru Hospital.

A car was partially buried in the debris following soil erosion in Vikas Nagar. Water entered several houses in the Lower Khalini area below the Agriculture Marketing Board building.

Meanwhile, the local MeT office has warned of heavy rain at isolated places in mid hills on Tuesday and rain and thundershowers in lower and mid hills from July 3 to 8.

Jogindernagar was the wettest with 103 mm of rainfall, followed by Shimla 100 mm, Palampur 95 mm, Gohar 86 mm, Kheri 68 mm, Jhandutta 59 mm, Gaggal 56 mm, Dalhousie 50 mm, Dharamsala 48 mm , Bangana 45 mm, Sujanpur Tira 36 mm, Baijnath 35 mm, Mehre 34 mm, Nadaun 31 mm, Fagu and Sarkaghat 24, Kufri 19 mm, Kasauli 18 mm, Bharari 17 mm, Manali 16 mm and Sundernagar 15 mm.

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