Heavy rains lash HP, claim one life in Shimla

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Shimla, Aug 13 (UNI) Normal life was disrupted in Himachal Pradesh following heavy rains which claimed one life in Shimla.

Una, which received 100 mm rain in the last 24 hours, was the wettest place in the state, while the capital hill resort of Shimla, where a woman was killed when a tree uprooted due to heavy rain yesterday, had 24.4 mm rain.

Dharamshala which is being lashed with heavy rains for last 18 hours has recieved 38.8 mm rains so far.

Bhuntar in Kullu district had 9.5 mm rain while Manali had 20 mm rain and Sundernagar in Mandi district received 15.6 mm rain.

Heavy rainfall paralysed normal life in the state. Power supply in the capital town and various other places of the district was affected due to damage to electric polls. The drinking water supply was also affected in many place in the state.

Vehicular traffic in several parts of the hill state was hit by landslide.

Heavy rains brought down the temperature with Shimla recording minimum temperature at 16.5 degrees Celsius and maximum at 21.6 degree Celsius, Sundernagar recorded minimum at 20.8 degrees and day temperature at 25.2 degrees Celsius, Bhuntar, 19.2 and 24.5 degree Celsius, Kalpa, 10.3 and 20.9 degrees, Dharmashala, 16.7 and 19.4 degrees Celsius, Mandi, minimum 22.3 degrees, Nahan and Una with a minimum of 20.1 and 19.3 degrees Celsius respectively.

Met office has forcast light to moderate rain and thundershowers in many places in the state for the next 24 hours.

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