Multiple incidents in Himachal: Two injured, house damaged, and 290 livestock lost
Shimla, June 24
Two persons injured, one house damaged, and 290 livestock lost in separate incidents across the state in the past 24 hours.
In an unfortunate incident, a bus met with an accident at Chaukiya in the Chopal area of the district at around 8 AM. The bus had two occupants, the driver, and the conductor. While the reasons for the accidents are still unknown, both individuals sustained minor injuries and were taken to Chopal hospital for treatment.
In another incident this morning, heavy rain in the capital city of Shimla caused significant damage to a house in the Krishnanagar area. Additionally, four vehicles were partially damaged due to the rainfall. The incident occurred at around 4 AM, resulting in an estimated loss of Rs. eight lakh. Fortunately, no human casualties were reported.
The third incident took place in the Kugti pass (jot) area of Bharmour in the Chamba district when an avalanche struck. A group of approximately 2,300 sheep and goats were crossing the treacherous mountain pass when disaster struck, resulting in substantial losses. The avalanche occurred on June 23rd at 12:50 PM, catching the herd by surprise.
The avalanche occurred on June 23rd at 12:50 PM, catching the herd by surprise. The force and impact of the snowslide claimed the lives of 290 sheep and goats, while 50 others were left wounded and in need of immediate veterinary care. The bodies of around 40-50 animals have been recovered so far, with efforts ongoing to locate any remaining casualties.
The District Emergency Operation Centre (DEOC) in Chamba promptly responded to the incident, informing the local authorities and initiating emergency measures. The DEOC is closely coordinating with the District Administration to assess the situation and provide support to the affected owners.
The owners of the livestock have been identified as Lola Ram (son of Punnu Ram) from Village Guwad Sinyur, Gula Ram (son of Prahlad), Suresh Kumar (son of Jali Ram) from Village Agasan, Ramesh Kumar (son of Jali Ram) from Village Agasan, Ranjeet Singh (son of Machla Ram) from Village Brahmkhedu in Tehsil Palampur, Jagta Ram (son of Byaju) from Village Brahmkhedu, Dilo Ram (son of Punnu Ram) from Village Guwad, Siklu Ram (son of Punnu) from Village Guwad, and Munshi Ram (son of Sorma) from Village Gosan in Tehsil Bharmour.
The authorities are still awaiting further details from the field to gain a comprehensive understanding of the incident. At this time, no human casualties have been reported, and there are no stranded or missing persons as a result of the avalanche.
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