Floods, landslides due to heavy rains – around 50 people lost their lives in 5 states



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Updated: Sunday, August 21, 2022, 20:30 [IST]

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Shimla: 22 people were killed in heavy rain due to cloudburst in Himachal Pradesh yesterday, rains continue in Odisha and Uttarakhand.

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However, around 50 people have died in these three states due to the effects of this rain. Landslides have occurred at various places and traffic has been disrupted.

Many people have been swept away due to unexpected rains. Disaster rescue teams are involved in rescue operations.

Floods, landslides due to heavy rains - 50 people lost their lives in 5 states

It has been raining continuously in various districts of Himachal Pradesh for the past few days. Due to this there has been flooding in the water bodies there. Due to continuous heavy rains, rivers and streams are overflowing. In this situation, it started raining suddenly during the day and night before yesterday. Due to continuous rains, various rivers and canals were flooded.

Similarly, cloudburst occurred in a few places. As a result, heavy rainfall occurred in a short period of time, causing landslides in certain places. In this, landslides occurred in Kangra, Mandi and Hamirpur districts of the state. Heavy rains also lashed the areas. Due to this rain water seeped into the residences in low lying places. Similarly, there was a sudden landslide in the hills.

Low-lying areas were often inundated and the area looked like a flooded forest. The normal life of the people was affected as the flood entered the houses. Similarly, many houses collapsed due to landslides in the hills. Heavy rains have lashed not only Himachal Pradesh but also Odisha and Jharkhand. Death toll rises to 36 due to heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh.

  Heavy rain due to cloudburst in Himachal Pradesh: 22 killed in landslides, flash floods in one day Heavy rain due to cloudburst in Himachal Pradesh: 22 killed in landslides, flash floods in one day

Similarly, 4 people have died due to heavy rain due to cloudburst in Uttarakhand. 13 people are missing. 6 people died in Odisha due to heavy rains. Around 8 lakh people have been affected due to floods. Thousands have been displaced from their homes, and the rains have disrupted electricity and water supplies. So far 1,20,000 people have been safely evacuated from the flood affected areas.

Five people were swept away by flash floods in Nalgari river in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh district on Saturday. Ramgarh District Officer Madhvi Mishra said that 4 bodies have been recovered so far. Similarly, the disaster relief forces are intensifying the rescue work in the rain-affected states.

English summary

(50 people died due to heavy rains in 5 states including Himachal Pradesh): The rains lashed hundreds of villages, swept away mud houses, flooded roads and destroyed bridges in some parts of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

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