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Rains likely to last till early October in Himachal

Yellow warning in 10 districts; Kinnaur road still blocked

Rains likely to last till early October in Himachal

Yellow warning in 10 districts; Kinnaur road still blocked



Tribune News Service

Shimla, September 16

The monsoon will withdraw by September-end or in the beginning of October and rain is likely to continue till the third and fourth week.

The MeT office has issued yellow warning of thunderstorm, lightning and heavy rain in five to 10 districts, barring Kinnaur and Lahaul and Spiti, on September 19 and 20.

Till now, 399 persons have died since June 13. As many as 54 persons lost their lives in landslides, 10 in cloudburst and flash floods, one in lightning while 33 were drowned. The state has suffered a total loss of Rs 1,035.51 crore and 12 roads, including Shimla-Mandi highway and Shimla-Kinnaur highway, were blocked.

The Shimla- Kinnaur road, which was blocked near Chaura in Kinnaur district after a massive rockslide, could not be opened even after blasting as the rock was big and efforts were afoot to clear the road at the earliest, said Deputy Commissioner Abid Hussain Sadiq. A team of the Geological Survey of India was likely to visit Kinnaur to see 15 sliding points.

The orchardists, whose apple-laden trucks are stranded, are a harried lot. Residents are of the view that there is a dire need to construct an alternative route to Kinnaur.

Light to moderate rain continued to lash parts of Himachal and Sujanpur Tihra received 51 mm of rain followed by Solan 34 mm, Nahan 31 mm, Mandi 28 mm, Jogindernagar 24 mm, Palampur 23 mm, Pandoh 21 mm, Nadaun 19 mm, Gaggal 18 mm, Rampur and Ghamroor 15 mm each, Bangana 12 mm, Amb, Paonta Sahib and Nagrota Surian 11 mm each and Sarahan 10 mm.

Keylong was the coldest with a low of 9.5 degree C while Una recorded 34.3 degree C.

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