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Posted at: Aug 18, 2019, 7:44 AM; last updated: Aug 18, 2019, 11:35 AM (IST)

2 rescued from Beas; school building washed away

Our Correspondent

Kullu, August 17

Two persons, trapped in the middle of the Beas at Patlikul in Manali subdivision, were rescued as the water level of the river rose today. A school building was also washed away at Palchan in Manali subdivision.

The vehicular movement remained affected on the newly constructed Bailey bridge joining the left and the right banks at Akhara Bazar of Kullu town in the wake of safety of commuters as the fence of the bridge had been damaged due to floods.

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The water level of the Beas and its tributaries has risen considerably in Kullu district due to rain since Friday night. District Magistrate Richa Verma issued an advisory today, urging the people not to go near the river and nullahs.

Locals have been told not to use vehicles at night due to the possibility of stones falling from the mountains.

The DC has appealed to locals and tourists not to park vehicles in landslide-prone areas or near rivers and streams. She has asked hotel owners and locals to provide information to the tourists about the topography so that they remain alert and no untoward incident occurs.

The DC has asked the passengers to refrain from travelling from Manali towards Lahaul. She said the movement of vehicles had been stopped from Manali as a precautionary measure.

The Deputy Commissioner said residents could call on 1077 so that precautionary measures could be taken. Teams of the district administration are visiting sensitive areas of the district to take stock of the situation. The Met Department has issued a two-day inclement weather alert.


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