Shimla, July 27: A National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team along with the local administration on Friday rescued a total of eight people who were stuck in middle of the flooded Giri river in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district.
NDRF team was called in from Dehradun yesterday to Sirmaur district to rescue four people stranded on one side of the Giri river due to high water level.
A total of six people were stranded in Paonta Sahib tehsil on Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand border following heavy rainfall, Sirmaur Superintendent of Police Rohit Malpani said.
Two of them were rescued by the police with the help of local divers, but four are still stranded, Malpani had said on Thursday.
The rescued persons have been identified as Chamma (35), Saddam (25), Azad (18), Neena (22), Dharampal (16) and Golu (12).
Several parts of Himachal Pradesh saw continued rains in the last 24 hours. The highest rainfall was recorded in Paonta Sahib of Sirmaur district at 139.4 millimetres, MeT director Manmohan Singh said, as per a PTI report.
Dharamshala witnessed 134.4 mm rain, followed by Kangra with 133 mm, Palampur with 120 mm and Nahan experienced 96.3 mm rain during the last 24 hours, he added.
OneIndia News with PTI inputs