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Cloudburst hits Kharahal Valley in HP

September 13, 2010 16:16 IST

Property worth millions was destroyed as a cloudburst hit Himachal Pradesh's Kharahal Valley on Monday.The locals, who heard some thunder early on Monday morning, witnessed the road overflowing with water.

"We heard some noise outside in the morning, so we all woke up suddenly and came out of our houses. We saw that the drains were overflowing and our house started shaking, so we all vacated our houses and woke up all the neighbours," said Vinod, a local.

The locals have, however, been safely evacuated from their houses.

Around a dozen villages have been adversely affected by the recent cloudburst with roads in many areas being washed away. It has been reported that this cloudburst will affect the economy of the region, as it will severely affect the apple cultivation, which is the mainstay of agriculture here.

This cloudburst has led to washing away of several roads and bridges in the region. Himachal Pradesh has received three percent more rains than normal during the current monsoon season.

Source: ANI