After a series of incessant rains and flash floods created havoc in the hills of the Himachal Pradesh’s popular tourist destination Shimla, a part of the supply bridge for the Rohtang tunnel project was washed away due to floods in river Chandra in the state.
However, no casualties were reported so far and a truck driver stuck between the bridge was safely rescued. The persistent flash floods has thrown life out of gear in the picturesque states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh leading to roadblocks, landslides etc.
Few weeks ago, as long as 44-year-old bridge had collapsed in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh as rain’s fury continued in the state. According to reports, about 10 pillars and approximately 76 metres of the Kandrori bridge was washed away due to flash floods and heavy downpour.
According to a weather report, Shimla and Solan recieved 5mm of rainfall today. As monsoon remained active throughout the month in the state, rain continued to lash several parts of Himachal Pradesh. Earlier in the month, the Hindustan-Tibet road saw a massive road block due to landslides and uprooted trees in Nugalsari, leading to closed link roads.