Himachal: Cloudburst in Kullu damages houses, roads

Himachal: Kullu cloudburst damages homes and roads


A cloudburst that occurred in Panchnala in the early hours of Tuesday caused damage to a number of homes, according to an official statement. Ashutosh Garg, the deputy commissioner for Kullu, stated that a total of five homes were totally destroyed as a result of cloudbursts. “Five homes have sustained total damage, and 15 homes have suffered partial damage as a result of the cloudburst. The Bhuntar-Gadsa Maniyar road has also sustained damage. The cloudburst also caused two bridges to be washed away, he claimed.

He further informed that district administration officials have left for the spot of the incident to assess the damage.
“Patwari has reached the spot. Also, Naib Tehsildar Bhuntar has left for the spot,” he said.
Earlier today panic gripped the village of Malana on Tuesday when water from the 86-megawatt Malana Hydro Power Project dam in the Kullu district started overflowing due to the malfunctioning of its gates.