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Traffic Comes To A Halt As Rains Lash Himachal
Vehicular movement has been obstructed near Khara Pathar, in Himachal Pradesh following incessant rainfall in the state for the past few weeks.

Vehicular movement has been obstructed near Khara Pathar, in Himachal Pradesh following incessant rainfall in the state for the past few weeks.

Shimla and surrounding areas received heavy rainfall and disrupted normal life in the state. Landslides have also been reported from the region.

National Highway 05 has also been blocked in Kinnaur district since Monday night following a landslide at Nyugalsari area.

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Dharamsala in Kangra district received 55 mm rains while Naina Devi and Kangra recorded 46 mm and 40 mm rains respectively, followed by Kasauli 21 mm, Pachhad 13 mm, Hamirpur, Sarahan, Jubbal (11 mm each) and Dharampur 10 mm.

Minimum temperatures dropped by one to two degrees Celsius and Keylong and Kalpa in tribal districts of Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur recorded a low of 12.5 degree and 13.4 degree, followed by Manali 13.8 degree. Shimla recorded 16.3 degrees Celsius.

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Rains have caused damage to crops, property and houses and the loss has been estimated to be over Rs 450 crore. As many as 28 persons have lost their lives and 1,412 structures had been damaged or destroyed in rains.