The death toll from rain-related mishaps in Rajasthan has touched 33. The state, which had a rainfall deficit of 29.69 per cent on August 9 and feared a drought, has now received 4.89 per cent above normal rainfall after over two days of downpour. Thousands have been shifted to relief camps as many towns and colonies are submerged in water. The Met Department has also predicted more rainfall in the next few hours. Death tolls touch 33 in Rajasthan.
In Jammu and Kashmir, Five people, including three women, were killed and nine others injured in rain-related incidents. A woman and her two children were buried alive and five others were injured when their house collapsed due to heavy rains in Barmeen village at Udhampur district. Two women were washed away in flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Kathua district. Several inter-district roads have been blocked for vehicular traffic in view of landslides triggered by heavy downpours, which also caused flooding of Chenab, Ujh, Basantar and Tawi rivers.
In Himachal Pradesh,Heavy rains triggered landslides at some places, blocking the Chandigarh-Manali National Highway-21 near Pandoh. Several link roads in the interiors of Kangra, Mandi, Sirmaur and Solan districts have also been blocked. Several tribal areas including Pooh and Kaza remained cut off from rest of the state as the vital bridge on Hindustan-Tibet national highway near Ribba, which was washed away three days ago, could not be restored. The local MeT office has predicted rains and thunderstorms in most parts of the state and heavy to very heavy rains in some isolated places in mid and lower hills.
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