The railway bridge over the Chakki river on the border of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh also collapsed in the incident.
The flash floods triggered by heavy rains on Sunday evening killed 13 persons in Shinwari district and four others in the neighbouring Siagurd, Xinhua news agency quoted the official as saying.
So far, 1,332 people have been transferred to safe places, 5,215 others are receiving accommodation, and 944 houses have been evacuated, he said.
The disaster occurred following a flash flood in the Tozing rivulet in Udaipur subdivision, some 15 km from district headquarters Keylong, after a cloudburst.
Bhubaneswar: A Pawan Hans chopper today made an emergency landing on road due to inclement weather near Machara Chhak in Koraput district. The chopper was on its way to Koraput from Bhubaneswar when the weather deteriorated forcing the pilot to land it on the road. The helicopter has reportedly not suffered any damage. The chopper […]
Rayagada: Incessant rains and an unprecedented rise in the water level of the Nagbali and Kalyani River have triggered flash floods in Kalyansingpur block here in the district. As both the rivers are now in spate, it has created problems in the discharge of rain water. As a result, flood water has entered several parts […]
Bhubaneswar: There has been no let up in the overall flood situation even though waters started to recede almost two days after the heavy rain which lashed several parts of Odisha under the impact of very severe cyclonic storm ‘Titli’. Most parts of north Odisha as well as others pockets in coastal districts had earlier […]
Firoz Koah (Afghanistan): At least 13 people have lost their lives and more than 100 houses have been destroyed due heavy rain and flash floods in Afghanistan’s Ghor province over the past two days, officials said on Saturday. Talking to reporters here, provincial Governor Ghulam Nasir Khazih said that the floods largely damaged provincial capital […]