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Himachal Pradesh Rains: 6 Dead in flash floods, landslides

Twenty-two people, who were stranded following a flash flood in the state’s Hamirpur district

Himachal Pradesh Rains: 6 Dead in flash floods, landslides
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Six people were killed and 13 others were feared dead in separate incidents of flash flood and landslide triggered by heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh, officials said on Saturday.

Twenty-two people, who were stranded following a flash flood in the state's Hamirpur district, were evacuated safely, they said.

A railway bridge on Chakki river in Kangra was also damaged due to flash flood and collapsed on Saturday. The water in the river is yet to recede.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur expressed condolences over the deaths and said that administration is carrying out rescue operations on war-footing in the affected districts.

According to officials, three people were killed after their house collapsed following a landslide triggered by rains in Chamba district.

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