Himachal rains death toll rises to 19

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 15 Aug 2018 09:26:52



A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy drowned in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district on Tuesday morning, taking the death toll in rain-related incidents in the State to 19 , an official said. The body of Mohit Pathania, who drowned at Nurpur area, has been recovered and an immediate relief of Rs 10,000 provided to his father, a district official said.

Tuesday’s casualty takes the death toll to 19, after incessant rains lashed various parts of the State since Sunday evening. The highest casualty have been in Solan district (eight), followed by Mandi district (four), three in Kangra district, two in Hamirpur district and one each in Bilaspur and Una districts.

Heavy rains in Himachal unlikely in next 5 days: Met Deptt: IN what may provide relief to the residents of Himachal Pradesh, the Meteorological Department said on Tuesday that there was no possibility of heavy rainfall in the State in the next five days. Light-to-moderate rainfall are likely to occur at a few places over middle and low hills , said Manmohan Singh, director, Meteorological Centre, Shimla. As per the latest weather forecast, there is no possibility of rains in the next five days.