Death Toll Rises to 56 in Himachal Pradesh due to Rains
The death toll in Himachal Pradesh due to heavy rains has risen to 56, according to officials. One more body was pulled out of the rubble of a collapsed Shiva temple in Shimla, while two persons died in a fresh landslide in the city. The incident occurred when at least eight houses, including six makeshift ones, collapsed and a slaughterhouse was buried under the debris following a landslide in the Krishnanagar locality of Shimla.
Rescue Operations Underway
Rescue operations are currently underway in the affected areas to search for any possible survivors. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), along with local authorities and volunteers, is working relentlessly to clear the debris and provide relief to the affected families. The state government has announced compensation for the families of those who lost their lives and those whose houses have been damaged.
Warning Issued for More Rainfall
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning for more rainfall in the state, especially in the hilly areas, which could further exacerbate the situation. The heavy downpour has already caused severe damage to infrastructure, including roads and bridges, making it difficult for rescue teams to reach the affected areas. The authorities have urged people to exercise caution and stay indoors, if possible, until the weather conditions improve.
Immediate Measures to Prevent Future Disasters
The state government has called for immediate measures to prevent future disasters caused by heavy rainfall. It has directed the concerned departments to identify vulnerable areas and take necessary steps to strengthen infrastructure and ensure the safety of the residents. The government has also urged people to follow safety guidelines and cooperate with the authorities to mitigate the impact of the ongoing monsoon season.
- The death toll in Himachal Pradesh due to heavy rains has reached 56.
- One more body was recovered from the rubble of a collapsed Shiva temple.
- Two persons died in a fresh landslide in Shimla.
- Rescue operations are underway to search for survivors.
- The IMD has issued a warning for more rainfall in the state.
- The state government has called for immediate measures to prevent future disasters.
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