Kullu: Normal life was disrupted following heavy rainfall and flash flood in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. A truck was even washed away from the road into the flooded Beas River as the intensity of rainfall increased over time.
Following incessant rainfall in the region, Kullu Deputy Commissioner Yunus Khan said, ‘We are trying to evacuate and rehabilitate people. I request people not to go to high reach areas and near rivers.’
Daily life has been badly hit in the Himachal district because of heavy rains for the last three consecutive days. With the Beas River overflowing and flooding the districts, officials have directed the local people to not go near the river. All government and private schools will remain closed in the tribal district of Kinnaur on September 24, tomorrow as per the directions issued by Deputy Commissioner Gopal Chand, said an official on Sunday.
Sujanpur, Nadaun, Bhoranj areas of the district are worst hit.
A spokesperson of the Irrigation-cum-Public health said that water supply which has not been would be restored once the situation comes under control. An official spokesperson said that there was a heavy loss to the crops as well. The state government also ordered a closure of all schools in Kullu and Kinnaur districts on Monday, officials said.
All private and government schools as well colleges and ITIs will remain closed Monday in Kullu district, Deputy Commissioner Yunus said.
Manali has received heavy rainfall in 24 hours, The Met department said Sunday. The weatherman has forecast heavy rain and snowfall in upper hills till September 24.