Shimla : Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh on Monday claimed eight lives and hundreds, including school students, remained stranded across the state after incessant rainfall for the third consecutive day, triggering landslides and snapping over 200 road links, officials said.
Three people were washed away near Manali late on Sunday night when their vehicle fell into the swollen Beas river. Elsewhere, two people were washed away in the Parbati river in the Manikaran valley, while one girl died near Bajaura. Over 800 people, comprising tourists and locals, have been rescued from various places.
Red alert in Punjab
Chandigarh: Authorities in Punjab on Monday issued a red alert in several districts following heavy rainfall in Himachal Pradesh over the last three days, in view of the threat of flooding of rivers. “The Army has been asked to remain on alert to help the state deal with any eventuality,” a govt spokesman said.
Yellow alert in Kerala
Kochi: A yellow alert has been issued in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta, Idukki and Wayanad districts for Tuesday. A yellow alert has also been issued for Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur and Wayanad districts for Wednesday.