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Landslides In Kinnaur, Shimla After Heavy Rains Lash Parts Of Himachal Pradesh

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.

Shimla: Commuters stand near the caved-in portion of a road after heavy rainfall, in Shimla, Friday, Sep 24, 2021. (PTI Photo)

Shimla: 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.

ALSO READ: 10 Die In Himachal Due To Heavy Rain In Past 24 Hours, 432 Since June 13

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.

Due to heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh, at least 10 people have died during the past 24 hours, according to Himachal Pradesh Disaster Management Authority (HPDMA) data released on Thursday.

According to the data released by the HPDMA, as many as 432 people have died in the last 130 days.

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