Himachal sees heavy rainfall, landslides in some areas

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Shimla: The hills of Himachal Pradesh experienced moderate to heavy rainfall on Sunday, causing landslides in some areas and blocking the highways, officials said.

While Banjar town recorded the highest rainfall in the state at 91 mm, it was 81 mm in Sundernagar, 74 mm in Jogindernagar, 19 mm in Dharamsala and seven mm in Manali

State capital Shimla saw 54 mm rain.

An official of the local Met office said there are chances of heavy rainfall at some places in the state till Monday.

He said henceforth there would chances of rain at some places in the state till July 30.

Incessant rains have also caused massive landslides on National Highways 21 and 22 in Shimla, Kinnaur, Mandi and Kullu districts, hampering vehicular traffic.

The water level in the major rivers of the state – the Satluj, Beas and Yamuna – which enter the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana has also increased, a government official said.