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Eight Dead, 4 Still Missing After Rain-related Incidents in Himachal Pradesh

Clouds burst was reported in Bhagsu area of Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh

Clouds burst was reported in Bhagsu area of Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh

One death in Himachal Pradesh due to rains was reported on Monday, four bodies were recovered on Tuesday night and another body was recovered on Wednesday morning.

Six bodies were recovered in Boh valley following a landslide triggered by heavy rains which altogether claimed eight lives in Kangra district, police said on Wednesday. According to the police, a Punjabi Singer died after he fell into a nullah.

Manmeet Singh, a resident of Amritsar, had gone to Kareri lake with his friends. His body was recovered from Salli by a police team on Tuesday night. Kangra Deputy Commissioner Nipun Jindal Jindal said six people have died and four others are reported missing after a landslide hit Boh valley on Monday.

"One team is working in Boh valley, where so far six dead bodies have been recovered and four persons are still missing there. The DSP and SDM concerned are there at the spot," he said. One death was reported on Monday, four bodies were recovered on Tuesday night and another body was recovered on Wednesday morning, Jindal said.

The deputy commissioner said a search team is working to trace a 55-year-old person who was swept away in flash floods on Monday morning in Sameerpur, while the third search operation is underway in Laam Dal Lake, where around five people are reported missing. The police said an 11-year-old girl died after she slipped into a drain.

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During his visit to Boh valley on Tuesday, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had said that the state government would provide new houses to those whose houses were destroyed in flash floods or landslides. He said eight houses were completely destroyed in the flash floods and the landslide.

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first published:July 14, 2021, 14:48 IST