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Himachal Pradesh: Heavy Rains Bring Life To Standstill, Destroy Roads And Bridges Across State

Days of heavy rainfall and resultant overflowing rivers have brought life to a standstill in Himachal Pradesh. More than half a dozen bridges have been washed away by rivers in spate. Several areas have been cut off entirely as roadways are either blocked or damaged. At least 18 people have been killed in various rain-related incidents. As many as 1,239 roads, including the Shimla-Kalka and Manali-Chandigarh national highways, are blocked and state-run bus service is suspended on 1,416 routes. Several areas in Kullu and Mandi remained without electricity as 2,577 transformers were disrupted while the water supply was also affected in several areas, including state capital Shimla, as 1,418 water supply schemes have suffered damage. Manali town and the adjoining areas remained cut off for almost a day as roads were blocked due to landslides. Mobile connectivity has also been disrupted.

Monsoon in Himachal Pradesh
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Days of heavy rainfall and resultant overflowing rivers have brought life to a standstill in Himachal Pradesh. More than half a dozen bridges have been washed away by rivers in spate. Several areas have been cut off entirely as roadways are either blocked or damaged. At least 18 people have been killed in various rain-related incidents. As many as 1,239 roads, including the Shimla-Kalka and Manali-Chandigarh national highways, are blocked and state-run bus service is suspended on 1,416 routes. Several areas in Kullu and Mandi remained without electricity as 2,577 transformers were disrupted while the water supply was also affected in several areas, including state capital Shimla, as 1,418 water supply schemes have suffered damage. Manali town and the adjoining areas remained cut off for almost a day as roads were blocked due to landslides. Mobile connectivity has also been disrupted.
 

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