The rain-related mishap has taken a heavy toll of life and property in Himachal Pradesh as during the last four days of Monsoon season about 14 people have been killed and hundreds of livestock died and washed out leading to a loss of revenue of Rs 250 Crore to private and public property.
A report arriving here said that a car carrying five youths fell down in a 300 feet deep gorge near the Shulan curve on the Kaleda-Majhvati road under the Rampur subdivision. Four died on the spot and one was referred to the Khernri hospital.
The victims are returning home early today after attending a marriage party. The deceased were identified as Avinash, Suman, Himani(all 22yrs), and Sandeep (40) all belonging to the Kukhi village of Rampur. One woman was hospitalized at Rampur civil hospital.
In another mishap, 20 sheep and 40 goats died due to lightning in Shunkchang top of Kullu Manikarna Valley. One person was injured. Information Animal Husbandry Department and Revenue Department team left for the spot, Deputy Director of Animal Husbandry Department Vishal Sharma informed.