Himachal Pradesh Rains And Landslides: Passengers Stranded In Chhattru and Chhota Dara in Lahaul-Spiti Rescued; Spiti Valley Records Sub-Zero Temperature
Passengers struck in Chhattru and Chhota Dara area in Lahul-Spiti district after heavy snowfall hit the region. (Photo Credits: ANI)

Lahaul-Spiti, October 7: Snowfall continues to wreak havoc in high altitude areas of Himachal Pradesh. Earlier in the day, the passengers who were stranded in Chhattru and Chhota Dara area in Lahul-Spiti district after heavy snowfall hit the region have been rescued. Apart from this, Lakes and rivers begin to freeze as Spiti valley area records sub-zero temperature. Last month, thousands of people have been rescued from the high altitude areas of the state.

Heavy and incessant rains lashed Himachal Pradesh from September 22 to 24. According to the state government, the rains have caused an infrastructure loss, mainly to the road network, of Rs 220 crore. On September 24, a group of 50 trekkers including 35 IIT Roorkee students had gone missing in the Sissu area of Lahaul-Spiti district of the state. However, later they were rescued by the state authorities.

The heavy rains and snowfall had also disrupted water and power supply in 521 revenue villages in Lahaul and Spiti district as 33-kilowatt electricity line from the Thirot power station to Karga were damaged. According to the reports, 80 percent of apple crops, as well as 90 percent of the electricity line were also damaged. The recent showers in Himachal Pradesh were the heaviest since 1995.