Shimla : Cloudburst triggered flash flood claims 5 people

At least five people were washed away as a cloudburst triggered flash floods in the Loti Nullah and Mongri area of Shimla. A Scorpio with eight people on board was washed away in the Loti Nullah waters near Chaba. Three of them had a miraculous escape, while five are still missing.

Meanwhile, heavy rainfall has lashed the state, triggering landslides in the interior areas of Shimla, Kangra, Solan, Kullu and Mandi districts. Dharamsala recorded 35.4 mm rainfall, Solan 26 mm, Shimla 23 mm, Chail 18 mm, Sundernagar 15.4 mm, Kangra 15 mm, Una 13 mm and Bilaspur 6.

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