Heavy rains claim three more lives in Himachal

146 roads blocked, Kasauli wettest | PWD suffers over Rs 212.34 cr loss, IPH Dept Rs 92.75 cr

Heavy rains claim three more lives in Himachal

Three more persons died in rain-related incidents in Himachal today, raising the death toll during the ongoing monsoon season to 167. - File photo

Tribune News Service

Shimla, July 21

Three more persons died in rain-related incidents in Himachal today, raising the death toll during the ongoing monsoon season to 167. As many as 146 roads were blocked out of which 104 roads are likely to be opened by tonight. The cumulative loss to the PWD and the IPH department is over Rs 212.34 crore and Rs 92.75 crore, respectively.

The maximum number of roads were blocked in Chamba district (37), followed by Sirmaur (9), Mandi and Shimla (7 each), Kullu (5), Solan (3), Hamirpur (2) and Una, Kangra and Kinnaur (1 each).

During the ongoing rainy season 164 persons have lost their lives in rain-related incidents since June 13.

The local Met office has issued a yellow warning of thunderstorm, lightning and heavy rains at isolated places in six districts of Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan and Sirmaur on June 22 and 10 districts barring Kinnaur and Lahaul and Spiti on July 23 and 25. The Met office also predicted wet weather in the region till July 27.

Light to moderate rain lashed parts of Himachal. Kasauli with 61 mm of rain was the wettest in the region followed by Ghamroor 46 mm, Shahpur 45 mm, Nahan 27 mm, Baldwara 22 mm, Guler 21 mm, Dalhousie 20 mm, Dharamsala 19 mm, Saloni 18 mm, Una 17 mm, Gaggal 15 mm, Sujanpur Tira 15 mm, Renuka 14 mm, Nagrota Surian and Solan 13 mm each, Nadaun 12 mm, Dehra Gopipur, Jatton Barrage and Dharampur 11mm each.

There was no significant change in the minimum temperatures and Keylong was the coldest at 10°C. The maximum temperatures increased by 2°C to 3°C and Una was the hottest with 34°C.

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