New Delhi: One person was killed and 10 were missing after flash floods in Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul Spiti district following heavy rains. The incident took place in Tozing Nullah in the Udaipur sub-division of Lahaul Spiti district, a police official said on Wednesday to ANI.
The district’s Superintendent of Police Man Verma confirmed that one person was injured, reported ANI.
The ten people who are missing include four personnel of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), two labourers of the Airtel Videocon Telecommunications Ltd (VTL), and four people who were travelling to Pangi-Kullar.
According to the authorities, three people have been rescued so far and one was admitted to a hospital in Kullu for treatment.
A 38-year-old army man named Mohan Singh was among the people who were rescued from the Tozing Nullah by the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Police, Fireteam, ITBP Rescue team.
He was taken to RH Keylong for further treatment.
As per the police, a rescue team headed by the District Superintendent of Police (DSP) along with personnel from DDMA, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and BRO are at the spot.
Also, a unit of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been requisitioned by the Lahaul Spiti District Commissioner.
A 25-year-old woman and her minor son got washed away while passing by the side of the Brahamganga tributary of Parvati river in Kullu this morning. Both are still untraceable, said Ashutosh Garg, Deputy Commissioner, Kullu.
Meanwhile, a landslide occurred on Vikas Nagar-Panthaghati road in Shimla today. A car parked alongside the road was damaged. No other loss was reported, informed the District Disaster Management Authority, Shimla.
With inputs from ANI