Heavy rains trigger landslides at many places in Himachal

68

Several parts of Himachal Pradesh experienced heavy rainfall during the past 24 hours, triggering landslides at various places and disrupting vehicular traffic in the state.

The Kullu-Manali-Rohtang highway was blocked for several hours due to landslides while hundreds of tourists remained stranded in the tribal Kaza area as landslides blocked the roads linking the valley from other parts of the state.

However, all the roads in the tribal areas and also the national highways were opened later. Meanwhile, traffic on the Chandigarh-Manali highway, which remained suspended for several hours due to a massive landslide near Mandi town, was resumed in the evening.

The local MeT office has warned of heavy rains in many parts of Himachal during the next 48 hours.