Himachal Pradesh schools, colleges to remain closed tomorrow due to heavy rain

Incessant rain in last 24 hours has triggered landslides across Himachal Pradesh. A total 452 roads are shut for traffic.

Himachal Pradesh schools, colleges to remain closed tomorrow due to heavy rain The Beas is overflowing in Mandi district. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Divyansh | Aug 13, 2023 - 9:33 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Himachal government has ordered all schools and colleges in the state to remain closed on August 14 due to heavy rain.

The state government said considering the safety and security of students, the state government has ordered to keep all schools and colleges, both government and private, closed on August 14.

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Himachal Pradesh has been receiving heavy rainfall for last 24 hours. The incessant rain has triggered landslides and several other incidents across the state. A landslide also occurred near St. Edwards School, while uprooted trees blocked the road for some time near 103 Tunnel in the heart of the state capital. The ply of essential commodities such as milk, newspapers and edibles here and in upper Shimla areas has been erratic over the past few days. Three vehicles parked on the roadside were damaged following a landslide at Dudhli in the suburbs of Shimla city.

The Beas is overflowing in the Mandi district. Reports of damage to houses and agricultural land are also pouring in from several places in the Mandi district, including Chatru Panchayat in the Balh area and Lot and Dhishit panchayats in the Gohar area. As many as 452 roads – 236 in Mandi district, 59 in Shimla, 40 in Bilaspur district – are closed for traffic.

Incessant rains for the last 48 hours have caused havoc in all parts of the Hamirpur district, leading to a spate in the Beas river and its tributaries. The worst affected are the areas where the nullahs of Maan and Kunah are located, officials said. (With inputs from PTI)

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