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In Pics | Himachal Pradesh suffers loss of life, infrastructure in torrential rains

Incessant rains over the weekend have wreaked havoc in Himachal Pradesh triggering landslides, causing power disruption, blocking roads, and damaging bridges. The swollen rivers in the state reflect nature's fury that has claimed 20 lives and has caused major damage to property and infrastructure. Reportedly, the Himalayan state received more than 10 times its average rainfall for this time of year. Visuals from Himachal Pradesh, a popular tourist destination, showed flash floods washing away homes, and rescue workers struggling to bring trapped people to safety. Here are some pictures that narrate the horror of destruction caused due to torrential rains.
Last Updated : 11 July 2023, 17:31 IST
Last Updated : 11 July 2023, 17:31 IST

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A portion of the Bhuntar Valley Bridge was washed away in the swollen Beas river owing to incessant monsoon rainfall, in Kullu. Credit: PTI Photo
A portion of the Bhuntar Valley Bridge was washed away in the swollen Beas river owing to incessant monsoon rainfall, in Kullu. Credit: PTI Photo
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Debris of washed away trees and construction material floats through a street during flash floods following heavy rain at Thunag area in Mandi district. Credit: PTI Photo
Debris of washed away trees and construction material floats through a street during flash floods following heavy rain at Thunag area in Mandi district. Credit: PTI Photo
Waterlogged areas near the Beas river, as it flows above the danger mark following heavy monsoon rains, in Mandi. Credit: PTI Photo
Waterlogged areas near the Beas river, as it flows above the danger mark following heavy monsoon rains, in Mandi. Credit: PTI Photo
Locals cross a bridge over the swollen Beas river during heavy rainfall, in Kullu. Credit: PTI Photo
Locals cross a bridge over the swollen Beas river during heavy rainfall, in Kullu. Credit: PTI Photo
Flood-affected people at a shelter home after overflow of the Beas river following heavy monsoon rains, in Mandi. Credit: PTI Photo
Flood-affected people at a shelter home after overflow of the Beas river following heavy monsoon rains, in Mandi. Credit: PTI Photo
Manali-Chandigarh highway washed away due to flooding of the Beas River following heavy monsoon rains, in Manali. Credit: PTI Photo
Manali-Chandigarh highway washed away due to flooding of the Beas River following heavy monsoon rains, in Manali. Credit: PTI Photo
A car swept away in the water after flash floods occurred due to heavy monsoon rainfall, in Una. Credit: PTI Photo
A car swept away in the water after flash floods occurred due to heavy monsoon rainfall, in Una. Credit: PTI Photo
Vehicles covered in debris following heavy rainfall, in Shimla. Credit: PTI Photo
Vehicles covered in debris following heavy rainfall, in Shimla. Credit: PTI Photo
Vehicles being swept away during flash floods amid heavy monsoon rainfall at Parwanoo, in Solan. Credit: PTI Photo
Vehicles being swept away during flash floods amid heavy monsoon rainfall at Parwanoo, in Solan. Credit: PTI Photo
Vehicles being swept away during flash floods amid heavy monsoon rainfall at Parwanoo, in Solan. Credit: PTI Photo
Vehicles being swept away during flash floods amid heavy monsoon rainfall at Parwanoo, in Solan. Credit: PTI Photo
Heavy machinery being used to clear the blocked Chandigarh-Manali highway following a landslide triggered by incessant rain, in Mandi. Credit: PTI Photo
Heavy machinery being used to clear the blocked Chandigarh-Manali highway following a landslide triggered by incessant rain, in Mandi. Credit: PTI Photo
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel rescue a child amid flash floods due to heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kullu. Credit: PTI Photo
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel rescue a child amid flash floods due to heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kullu. Credit: PTI Photo
A temple gets submerged in water as the river Beas overflows following heavy rains in Mandi in Himachal Pradesh. Credit: Reuters Photo
A temple gets submerged in water as the river Beas overflows following heavy rains in Mandi in Himachal Pradesh. Credit: Reuters Photo
A craine lifts a car out of floodwater after it got swept away following heavy rainfall, in Kullu. Credit: PTI Photo
A craine lifts a car out of floodwater after it got swept away following heavy rainfall, in Kullu. Credit: PTI Photo
Vehicles stranded in mudslide following heavy rainfall in Kullu. Credit: PTI Photo
Vehicles stranded in mudslide following heavy rainfall in Kullu. Credit: PTI Photo
Locals move to a safer place amidts heavy rainfall, in Kullu. Credit: PTI Photo
Locals move to a safer place amidts heavy rainfall, in Kullu. Credit: PTI Photo
Swollen Beas river during monsoon rainfall, in Kullu district. Credit: PTI Photo
Swollen Beas river during monsoon rainfall, in Kullu district. Credit: PTI Photo
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Published 11 July 2023, 07:12 IST

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