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 NH-3 & 5, 400 roads affected by landslides in Himachal
Himachal Pradesh

NH-3 & 5, 400 roads affected by landslides in Himachal

Agency News

Shimla, Aug 18 : With unprecedented monsoon rainfall in the state during last 24 hrs, wreak havoc in the state as including Hindustan-Tibet National Highway No-5, Chandigarah- Manali NH-3, Mandi-Jginder Nagaur NH 145 about 400 roads are closed down and damaged in the state.

Rain furry recorded three more death in last 24 hrs, rising total death toll to 26 due to monsoon in the state and three more are reportedly missing while 100 others were rescued to safer places.

Additional SP Shimla Mr Parveer Thakur said that One worker belonged to Kishanganj area of Bihar died and six were injured when a retaining wall of a building cave in Cemetery area of Sanjouli outskirts of this capital town at 0430 hrs this morning.

A landslide buried down a truck at Hatkoti kanchi under Rohru division in Shimla district trapping two person in the rubble.

Huge landslide has taken place due to heavy rains in village Kathalag near Badhaghat in Tehsil Ghumarwin in Bilalspur district.

In Chamba district National Highay -154A a portion of 35 mtr long washed away at km . Similarly National Highway -3 between Mandi -Kullu was closed during the night due to rising of water is above road level at Kahra (Dwada). Mandi - Jogindernagar NH is closed at Maigal due to landslide. Efforts are on to restore the road in one hour. Similarly Mandi - Rewalsar road is closed due to landslide.

In Mandi and Kullu district water level in the Beas is very high as all gates of Pandoh dam are being opened.

The alternative road via Kataula-Bajaura is open. It was blocked by landslide during the night for some time with tourist vehicles getting stuck.

Many dstrict roads are closed at several places. Beas and its tributory are in spate. No loss of life reported.

In Kullu district Kullu- Manali left bank road is open however Right bank road is blocked near 16 mile due to landslide.

Rainfall will continue over southern parts of the state including Shimla Solan Kinnaur Bilaspur and Mandi during next 4-5 hours. Rainfall will decrease over northern districts. (UNI)