2-bridges – 5 houses washed away in Kullu’s Gadsa Valley cloudburst 

A cloudburst occurred in Gadsa valley at Panchanala of Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, the administration confirmed that two bridges and five houses were washed away in the flash flood, and rising water levels and a number of other houses were also partly damaged.

 According to the information received at the district headquarter here today said that cloudburst in Panchnala of Gadsa Valley around 0409 hrs today.  The impact of the cloud burst caused heavy loss to public communication, Infrastructure, and property isolating the two postwar circles of the area in the nature disaster.

 Deputy Commissioner Kullu Ashutosh Garg said that five houses have been completely damaged and 15 partially damaged due to cloudbursts. Two bridges have been washed away due to the cloudburst.

 He said that apart from this, the Bhuntar-Gadsa Maniyar road has also been damaged in many places.  Private and government land has also been damaged due to cloudbursts.   He said a Naib Tehsildar and a Patwari from the Bhuntar have left for the spot.

This is the second incident of cloudburst in the last 24 days in the area. Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Kullu said that vehicular traffic was partly restored from Mandi to Manali and tourists are also started using the highway to go to Leh and Ladakh after opening vehicular traffic. 

He said that NH-3 was diverted from narrow roads as four land was affected due to recent rains. Kullu district administration evacuated about 75000 tourists who have been trapped in heavy rains on July 7 and 10.

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