Himachal Pradesh Flood: As many as 19 people stranded at Dobi in Kullu district after flash floods and heavy rains were rescued Sunday by deploying an Indian Air Force chopper, an official spokesperson said.
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He said the chopper was requisitioned on the direction of chief minister Jai Ram Thakur and the stranded people were rescued safely. Presiding over a meeting to take stock of situation in view of heavy rains for the last few days in the state, particularly in four districts of Kullu, Chamba, Kinnaur and Lahaul and Spiti, Thakur directed the officers to take all precautionary measures to minimise loss to life and property.
Following heavy rains, river #Beas and Phojal Nalla in spate. Phojal Nalla is flowing in its old path again after decades. Details are awaited. (ANI)#HimachalPradesh #Kullu #Manali #Flood #Rains pic.twitter.com/MRSdPRq4Ys
— Himachal Watcher (@HimachalW) September 23, 2018
This is saddened reality of this country…Media sells only people deaths they r least interested in any kind of social awareness or any really important news. Only way of connectivity in Himachal are road n in kullu more than 90% roads are damaged. Lahul n spiti a complete district has been cut off from the world due to flood n heavy snowfall at Rohtang…nobody cares.. ( Neeraj Thakur , Himachal Pradesh)
Raging Beas near Manali. Traffic on Manali highway still cut-off. Heavy rains continue in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal. This will not augur well for the paddy harvest. pic.twitter.com/b8HsCx1Wc8
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Meanwhile, it was informed in the meeting that all the 120 people stranded at Koksar have been rescued. Similarly, 23 people have been rescued from Mari and 23 from Rohtang, officials said.
At around 1430 hrs, on 23 Sep 18, a request was received at Airforce Station Sarsawa from the State Govt of Himachal, for the rescue of personnel struck due to incessant rains at Kullu. #HimachalRains pic.twitter.com/L8KX7NTYbQ
— Kiran Parashar (@ParasharTOI) September 24, 2018
Apart from this, 14 others were rescued by the Border Road Organisation from Kullu. Sixty sheep and goats perished due to landslide at Chamba, officials said. The chief minister directed that water levels in Chemera Dam I, II and III and Pandoh should be monitored strictly and early warning provided to authorities concerned.
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