This Article is From Jun 27, 2013

14 houses collapse following heavy rainfall in Shimla

Shimla: As many as fourteen houses collapsed while over a dozen houses were partially damaged as heavy rains on Thursday triggered a landslide in Krishna Nagar colony in Shimla town.

More than a dozen houses collapsed rendering half a dozen families homeless while a number of houses were partially damaged, police said.

The state capital received 32 mm of rains while Sujanpur Tira in Hamirpur was wettest in the state with 50 mm of rains.

Dharamsala had 47 mm of rains followed by Arki 30 mm, Bhoranj 26 mm, Jogindernagar 24 mm, Bharmaur 21 mm, Tissa 18 mm, Nadaun 17 mm, Guler 16 mm, Kangra 15 mm, Mandi 14 mm and Hamirpur, Palampur in Kangra and Sunnibajji 12 mm.

South West monsoon is likely to remain active in the state and rain or thundershowers are likely to occur at many places, the MeT department said.

The local MeT office also warned of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over the state during next three days.

Meanwhile, the state and IAF choppers evacuated 56 persons from different locations in rain ravaged district of Kinnaur.

As many as 22 persons were evacuated from Giabang, 19 from Nako and 15 from Jangi and essential commodities dropped at several places, officials said.