Landslides in Kinnaur, Shimla following heavy rains

Landslides in Kinnaur, Shimla following heavy rains

In Shimla, a road near Home Guard Office has been blocked due to a landslide on Thursday evening and road restoration work is underway

Commuters stand near the caved-in portion of a road after heavy rainfall, in Shimla. Credit: PTI Photo

Heavy rain has triggered landslides in Kinnaur and Shimla districts of Himachal Pradesh, a senior disaster management official said on Friday.

State Disaster Management Director, Sudesh Kumar Mokhta, said the national highway from Puwari to Kaza in Kinnaur district has been blocked after a landslide on Thursday evening.

In Shimla, a road near Home Guard Office has been blocked due to a landslide on Thursday evening and road restoration work is underway.

The official said that Naina Devi in Bilaspur received 180.6 mm rain followed by Kandaghat in Solan that received 65.2 mm rain. Shimla received 54.6 mm in the 24- hour period ending 9.30 am on Friday.

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