Cloudburst in Manikaran valley causes heavy damage

Shimla: As per reports received a cloudburst in the Manikaran Valley in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh has caused heavy damage to public and private property.

A couple of bridges, vehicles, machinery and other equipments at the under construction Parvati Hydro Electric Project have been washed away.

The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Limited is building the 800 megawatt hydro-project on river Parvati, a tributary of River Beas.

The cloudburst started at around 6 am, and the area is reported to  be filled with water and mud.

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