Himachal Pradesh: Heavy rains trigger landslides in several parts of state

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Shimla:

Heavy rains and thundershowers triggered landslides in several parts of Himachal Pradesh Thursday, police said.

NH 5 was also blocked for some time due to the landslides, resulting in traffic snarls, they said.

Three vehicles parked near the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital and two vehicles at Tibetan market were also damaged, the police said.

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Meanwhile, the director at the Meteorological Centre in Shimla, Manmohan Singh, said rains would continue to occur at most places in the state till September 10.

According to the data recorded between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm Thursday, 20 mm of rainfall was recorded in Shimla, 34 mm in Sunni and 30 mm each in Fagu and Chail.

Singh said 32 mm of rainfall was recorded at Banzar in Kullu district, 15 mm in Manali, 14 mm in Sarahan and 11 mm of rainfall was recorded at Bharwain in the last 24 hours.

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Keylong was recorded as the coldest place in Himachal Pradesh with a minimum temperature of 10.5 degrees Celsius whereas Una was recorded as the hottest place in the state with a maximum temperature of 35.8 degrees Celsius.

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