18 killed in highest-ever rainfall in Himachal

Shimla, Aug 18 : Eighteen people, including three children, were killed on Sunday due to heavy rainfall-related incidents across Himachal Pradesh, officials said. The India Meteorological Department in Shimla said Sunday’s showers were the highest rainfall recorded by the state in 24 hours, over the past 70 years. Hundreds remained stranded after incessant rainfall triggered […]

Hundreds stranded in Himachal after heavy rains

Shimla, Aug 18 : Hundreds remained stranded in Himachal Pradesh after incessant rainfall triggered landslides, snapped road links, closing of hydropower projects and release excess water from a dam, officials said on Sunday. Traffic on the Chandigarh-Manali highway was blocked between Mandi and Kullu towns following massive landslides along the swollen Beas river. Traffic was […]