Heavy rains create havoc in Sirmaur

Nahan: Road traffic connecting the region was reported to be blocked due to landslides triggered by heavy rains disrupting normal life. One person was buried alive and half-a-dozen houses collapsed in the area following heavy rains.

Nahan-Shimla, Nahan-Paonta-Dehradun, Nahan-Chandigarh, Paonta-Shillai-Ronhat highways, all roads linking tehsil headquarters of Rajgarh, Renuka, were blocked due to numerous landslides bringing normal life to a still.

One person was buried alive, while two others were injured when a house collapsed near Delhi Gate in Nahan.

The victim was identified as Sumer Chand, 70, while injured persons were Roshan Saini and Ashwani Kumar.

In another incident, two persons were critically injured when another house collapsed in Kotla Mullar village.

Hundreds of vehicles carrying horticultural produce and vegetables and over two dozen buses, including state government-run buses, were stranded at various places. Badhana, Killaur and Dhanda villages in Paonta area received heavy rains throughout the night.

In Killaur, situation was reported to be grim. The rains also disrupted power supply in Nahan and some other areas.

About 300 bighas of cultivated land with paddy crop was completely submerged under water. All the major rivers, including the Yamuna, Giri, Bata and Tons were in spate, inundating several low-lying areas.

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