Cloud burst damages Chamba-Bharmour national highway; triggers landslides

Tribune News Service
Dharamsala, May 4

A cloud-burst over Chamba district on Monday night damaged the Chamba-Bharmour national highway, caused some damage to private properties, and trigger landslides in the area, an official said on Tuesday.

A car damaged in a landslide in Mehla, Chamba, on Tuesday. Tribune photo

Sources said a local rivulet, Saho-Palyur, overflowed near Kaner village some 20 km from Chamba town, and washed away part of the national highway.

Some private properties were also reportedly damaged in the village, as was a cowshed in Dalhotha village of the area.

Water flooded into nearby potato and maize fields as well, damaging the crops. The raised water levels in the rivulet lead to a water pipeline bursting.

Besides, heavy rain also caused landslides in the area, disrupting traffic in the area.

Chamba Deputy Commissioner DC Rana said no loss of life had been reported. The portion of the national highway that had been washed away has now been restored, he said.

“There were some reports of damage to vehicles and personal property of people. We have ordered the officials to conduct a survey and submit a report so that compensation could be given to the affected people,” he said.

 

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