The state of Himachal Pradesh has been hit by torrential rains and landslides. Pictures and videos of destruction has emerged from the state with various areas affected. Amid all the destruction caused by the downpour, landslides and cloudburst, rescue teams of the Indian Security Forces and NDRF are on the ground, doing their best to save lives. In a dramatic video that surfaced on Wednesday (August 16), an Indian Air Force (IAF) copter rescued a woman from the flood affected areas of Himachal Pradesh.
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Similar visuals of rescue and relief operations emerged from Himachal Pradesh and Shimla, which has been severely affected due to rains and landslides. Over 60 people lost their lives in the fresh floods and rain related incidents in three days in Himachal Pradesh.
Indian Army columns have been deployed for flood relief operations in Shimla, Fatehpur and Indora areas, which have been severely hit by heavy rainfall and landslides. The death toll in rain-related incidents in the state has risen to over 60. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Sukhu said that the state suffered a loss of around Rs 10,000 crore due to the fresh round of floods and rain-related incidents.
"It will take around one year for us to redevelop the infrastructure of the state," Chief Minister Sukhu said.
The chief minister on X (previously known as Twitter) shared a video of people being evacuated.
Rescue operations continued as security officials rush to provide relief to flood victims. The affected people were being airlifted and sent to safer places, officials said on Wednesday (August 16).