Shimla, Aug 5: Many parts of the country received rain on Friday, including Himachal Pradesh where three persons were killed in incidents of house collapse. The national capital recorded a maximum temperature of 35 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average, while the minimum was 27 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels oscillated between 60 and 78%.
As heavy rain lashed parts of Himachal Pradesh, around 140 roads, including 68 in Mandi circle, were closed due to landslides. In Shimla district’s Theog, two persons were killed and six injured when an HRTC building collapsed due to heavy rain, while in Kangra district, a woman died when her kachha house collapsed.
Sarkaghat received 187 mm of rain in the past 24 hours and was the wettest in the region followed by Dharamshala 69 mm, Solan 55 mm and Shimla 45 mm of rainfall.
There was a marginal increase in maximum temperatures and Una was the hottest, recording a high of 33.2 degrees Celsius, followed by Kangra (31.9 degrees Celsius), Bhuntar (31.2 degrees Celsius) and Sundernagar (30.5 degrees Celsius).
Source Deccan Herald