Eight washed away in flash flood in Himachal

Nahan: In a tragic accident in  Haripur Khoal near Poanta Sahib in Sirmaur district, 8 person of a marriage party were washed away while crossing a rivulet when the water level suddenly increased and their vehicle was washed away.

As per reports one body has been recovered in Haryana’s Yamunanagar district.

The victims  in four vehicles of a marriage party were trying to cross the rivulet and the first vehicle was washed away. Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police, Sirmaur rushed to the accident site and were overseeing rescue operations.

Massive search operation has been launched to trace the missing person. Police personal along with Home Guard jawans were deployed for the search operation. While one body has been recovered, chances of survivors in the accident seemed dim.

Water level in major tributaries and rivulets has been on the increase for the past few days due to heavy rains in the state.

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