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Flash Floods and Landslides Wreak Havoc in Himachal Pradesh: Two Killed

Shimla: In a tragic turn of events, flash floods and landslides have wreaked havoc in various parts of Himachal Pradesh, resulting in the loss of lives and widespread destruction. The natural calamity struck several districts of the state, including Shimla, Kullu, and Mandi, leaving residents and authorities grappling with the aftermath.

According to reports from local authorities, at least two people have lost their lives in the disaster, and several others have been injured. Rescue and relief operations are currently underway, with the assistance of local authorities, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), and other agencies.

The flash floods caused by heavy rainfall have led to the overflowing of rivers and streams, triggering landslides and damaging infrastructure, including roads and bridges. Several villages and towns have been severely affected, with reports of houses being washed away and agricultural lands being submerged.

The state government has swiftly mobilized resources to provide immediate assistance to the affected areas. Rescue teams have been deployed to evacuate stranded individuals and provide medical aid to the injured. Efforts are also being made to restore connectivity and essential services in the affected regions.

Authorities have issued advisories urging residents to exercise caution and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety. They have also urged people to avoid venturing near rivers, streams, or landslide-prone areas until the situation stabilizes.

The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, expressing deep concern over the loss of lives and damage caused by the calamity, has assured that all possible measures will be taken to support the affected communities. The government has announced compensation for the families of the deceased and has promised to provide relief and rehabilitation assistance to those affected by the floods and landslides.

The meteorological department has issued warnings of continued heavy rainfall in the region, urging residents to remain vigilant and follow official updates. The state administration is closely monitoring the situation and coordinating relief efforts to minimize further damage and provide immediate assistance to those in need.


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