In Kangra and Dharamsala of Himachal Pradesh, there was a flood-like sight due to heavy rain and cloudburst. Many vehicles were washed away in the sudden flow of water. Water wreaked havoc in Bhagsu Nag near McLeodganj, the main tourist place of Dharamsala. A viral video shows water and debris flowing rapidly between tall buildings. The vehicles coming in front are also flowing. Drowning in water. However, fortunately, till the time of writing the news, no death was reported in this accident.
India Today correspondent Mrityunjay Puri from Dharamsala told ‘The Lallantop’ over the phone that these situations arose around 8 am on Monday, July 12. Due to the sudden arrival of strong water, a drain above Bhagsu Nag of McLeodganj changed its course. The water started flowing towards the parking lot on Bhagsu Nag Mandir road. Four cars parked there and several bikes were washed away. Many hotels there were also flooded due to water.
Due to the flood, the parking lot in Bhagsu Nag area was flooded. Debris spread all over the way. There was considerable damage to roads and buildings. Many videos and pictures are also viral on social media. Local people have taken these pictures and made videos. How fast the water flow was, it can be clearly seen in this video. The water is also seen carrying a heavy SUV with it.
It has been raining in different parts of Himachal Pradesh since Sunday night. Due to the heavy rains, the small rainy rivers and drains of the area are in spate. Alert has been issued in many areas of Himachal. Apart from Kangra, there is news of heavy rain in many other areas. Teams are engaged in relief and rescue. Officials are also monitoring the situation. The Himachal government has sought a report on this matter.
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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has asked the Deputy Commissioners of all the districts to expedite the relief work. Along with this, instructions have also been given to help the affected people. In a tweet, the Chief Minister has appealed to the local people and tourists to take precautions due to bad weather. Do not go near rivers and streams and places prone to landslides.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah called up CM Jai Ram Thakur and took stock of the situation. Offered to send NDRF teams for relief and rescue. In Himachal, a warning of heavy to heavy rain has been issued by the Meteorological Department for the next 48 hours. Cloudburst has also been feared. An appeal has been made to the people to be careful by issuing an orange alert.
Let us tell you that a large number of tourists are reaching Himachal to visit Himachal for some time. Till recently, pictures of huge influx of tourists from Manali, Shimla, Kullu and other places of Himachal have come to the fore. There are a large number of tourists among them, who are roaming without masks and social distancing. The court has also taken cognizance of this. In view of the possible third wave of Kovid, this carelessness can be overwhelming, it is also feared.