Heavy Rains Pound North India, Red alert in Himachal Pradesh

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Heavy rainfall in north India claimed at least 11 lives in Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh. A red alert was issued in Punjab. Himachal Pradesh has been worst affected, with eight people having lost their lives in the state alone.

Hundreds, including school students, remained stranded across Himachal Pradesh after heavy rain lashed the state for the third consecutive day, triggering landslides and snapping over 200 road links, officials told IANS.

  • A red alert has been issued in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra, Kullu and Chamba, as well as the state of Punjab
  • Schools have been directed to remain closed in Kangra, Kullu and Hamirpur districts on Tuesday
  • Schools and colleges will remain shut on Tuesday in Punjab

Indo-Tibetan Border Police rescued 14 people who were stranded near Dhobi Nalah, in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.

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