58 people have died due to rains and landslides in India

Status: 08/14/2023 11:09 pm

Heavy rains in India have flooded streets and washed away homes. A total of 58 people have died due to floods and landslides. A temple collapsed in Shimla.

At least 58 people have died due to heavy rains and landslides in the Indian Himalayas. At least nine people were killed in a cloudburst in Solan district on Sunday evening. 14 bodies have been pulled from the rubble and mud after two landslides in Shimla, PTI news agency reported citing officials. According to reports, there were other deaths in Hamirpur district. According to officials, the number of victims may increase.

A Hindu temple and nearby buildings collapsed in a landslide in Shimla. The rescue operation continued. A search operation is underway for those trapped in the rubble.

The streets were flooded due to incessant rain. All schools were closed in Himachal Pradesh and more than 700 roads were blocked. The Meteorological Department has said that there will be more rain.

Many died in July

Over the weekend, the prime minister posted pictures of flooded streets and fallen trees due to heavy rains in parts of his state and called on people not to go near rivers and other bodies of water.

Heavy rains, triggering violent floods and landslides, are typical of South Asia’s monsoon season. Monsoon usually lasts from June to September. The damage is often great—houses are washed away, and there are always deaths.

However, scientists warn that extreme weather events are becoming more frequent. Already in July, monsoon rains have claimed many lives in North India. Himachal Pradesh was also badly affected.

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