Monsoon rain has claimed at least eight people as they were washed away in a flash flood in Paonta Sahib area of Sirmaur district today. The incident took place when four vehicles carrying members of a marriage party, were trapped in a flash flood due to heavy rains at Haripur Khol village in Paonta Sahib.

Many passengers managed to save themselves, but eight people are still missing and massive search operations have been launched and police and home guard jawans were deployed to trace the missing persons.