Monsoon rains render heavy loss to  livestock, property, and houses in Himachal 

The onset of Monsoon and cyclonic circulation wreak havoc in many places in the state as during the last 24 hrs in 13 incidents 13 vehicles parked beside the roads

got damaged, six houses damaged and 35 cattle killed rendering a loss of tune to Rs 16 lakh rupees, state government officials confirmed.

A road accident occurred in the Bharmaur subdivision of Chamba however number of persons confirmed is not ascertained. According to the district disaster management authority around 0430 hrs on Sunday a car fell down in NHPC-II DAM  at Khadamukh-Holi Road. The number of missing cars in the dam water was identified as HP-46-350. The rescue operation was being conducted by the police team from Bharmouar.

In the Kullu district, a flashflood mishap damaged five cars and three tractors standing along the Mohal Khd due to heavy rain last night. The administration has advised the people not to park their vehicles on the bank of the Khad and rivulets during the rainy season. A fire mishap in the district also damaged a house in village Bashing. 

Mandi district reported five rain-related mishaps a landslide occurred at Jogindernagar on the Ghatasni road which was restored later. Landslides were also reported in Mandi-Kullu via Kamand road and Janghali-Shikari Devi- Nehra Rahangul helped both are so far closed. Heavy rain in Subdivision Thunag one house damaged fully and another partly and two cars were damaged rendering a loss of Rs 25.50 lakh of property.

A cowshed and house were also damaged by the heavy rain in subdivisions Sundernagar and Jogindernaar of Mandi district rendering a loss of Rs 55000 to the affected families. The rain also caused damage to a retaining wall at Sarkaghat and rainwater came inside a house in Sunderngar.

In the Shimla district, two people sustained an injury in a car mishap in the Chaukiya area of the Chopal subdivision.  Rainwater damaged a house completely at Krishannagar in Shimla town beside four vehicles were also damaged by the flash flood.

Arki area of Solan district was hit by a cloud burst rainfall and a house was damaged partly and 35 goats have washed away in the mishap . According to Solan Deputy Commissioner cloud burst hit the Mahaal Mangal Kathpol area of the Arki subdivision around 0630 hrs on Sunday. Due to this incident, 30 to 35 goats were washed away search operation is going on. 

Rain also disrupted the vehicular traffic on 124 roads and two national highways and power supply in 151 distribution Transformer Regions and water supply in six water supply schemes in the state. Sirmaur district is most affected by the rainfall including Nahan-Dosarka Sarahan Kummarhati Road – National Highway 907 four roads are closed by the landslides and flashflood in Nahan, 14 in the Shillai subdivision, and five in the Sangrah subdivision. The district administration has deployed JCB and earthmover to clear the closed roads likely to be restored by this evening. In Solan district, six roads are closed in the Kasuli subdivision, and 15 in Arki. 

In Shimla district Hindustan Tibet Road is closed due to the caving down of a retaining wall at Theog for the last five days. In the Kulu district, five roads are closed. In Mandi, 24 link roads were closed in Dharmpur, 23 in Seraj eight in Thalout, five in Mandi, six in Sundernagar, and four in the Gohar subdivision.

Sarkaghat subdivision in Mandi got very heavy 130 mm rainfall, followed by 52 mm in Sundernagar, Dhaulakauna of Sirmaur 90 mm,  Nahan 76 mm, Pachhad 71 mm, Baggi of Mandi 63 mm, tourist resort Narkanda 64.5 mm and Jubbarhati 62 mm, Thunderstorm also heats Shimla, Sundernagar in Mandi, Kangra and Bhuntar of Kullu. 

Indian Meteorological Department has given an orange warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall for next June 25 and 26  and a Yellow warning of heavy rain on June 28 and 29 in the state.

Met office attributed the ongoing wet spell in the state to the east-west trough of monsoon and cyclonic circulation over North West Bay of Bengal with a low-pressure area in Odisha and West Bengal coastal regions. 

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