Himachal Pradesh: Cloudburst kills two teen brothers in Kullu

Shimla, Aug 8: Two teenagers were killed at Thadedhar village in Sarpara panchayat of Ani in Kullu after a cloudburst in Ani Sunday that also affected Pandra-bees area of Rampur, causing major loss of property due to flash floods hitting nearly a dozen villages. The bodies of the two children, who were brothers, were recovered. They were identified as Deewan Kumar (13) and Sushil Kumar (18). Kullu deputy commissioner said four persons were injured and taken to hospital.

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“The incident happened around 3 am when it was raining heavily in the area. Massive damage have been caused to the roads and private properties of locals. Some cattleheads also perished. Rescue teams hare camping there,” he said. He said immediate relief had been disbursed and restoration work was on.  The Sarpara Panchayat, which is partially on the Rampur side, has suffered after rains wreaked havoc, damaging houses and agricultural land.  Approach roads to these interior villages have become risky zones due to frequent landslips at several places.

Source Tribune India