Four houses, 14 bigha land washed away in cloudburst

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Shimla, Jun 9 (UNI) Four houses were partially damaged and 14 bighas of agricultural land washed away due to cloudburst in Katal village of Solan district of Himachal Pradesh early today, an official spokesman said.

Though no loss of life was reported in the incident, mud and slurry also entered several houses in the village due to heavy rain.

The spokesman said another cloudburst near Guara village in the district washed away a km long stretch of Tannaji-Kaliyana link road.

The cloudburst first created a 15 feet deep gorge on the link road before washing away a km of the road. Moreover, four houses, including a building housing a dispensary, were partially damaged in the incident, he said.

Health Minister Rajeev Bindal and Solan Deputy Commissioner Amandeep Garg directed Kandaghat SDM Subhash Saklani to visit the affected villages.

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