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Thawing of glaciers trigger flash flood in Pangi Valley

Shimla: Thawing of glaciers due to fresh inclement weather conditions prevailing in the tribal belt of Himachal Pradesh for last two days disrupted normal life as many roads were washed away, even as a Pangi valley of Chamba district witnessed a flash flood.  The information received from the valley said that flash flood and landslides occurred due to quick melting of glaciers in the high reaches, affected road link to Killar, (headquarter of Pangi), with its three panchayats namely Sural, Dharwas and Tuj this morning, stranding hundreds of people on way to Killar.

Due to damage to the Darwas bridge, road communication between Himachal Pradesh with J&K also broke down this morning. Public works officials were rushed to the effective place to assist stranded students, employees and other peoples who were waiting to cross the road over a swollen rivulet.

Similar threat has also become inevitable underneath snowline areas in Lahaul & Spiti district, an official of district administration said. The Manali-Keylong, Keylong-Udaipur-Killar and Keylong-Kaza roads were disrupted due to snowfall and landslides due to heavy rainfall in the high reaches yesterday. High reaches of Lahaul & Spiti reported one to two feet of snowfall in the last 24 hours. Almost al hills regions of the state experiences thundershowers this morning.

The Met office forcast rain or thundershowers at isolated part on high reacehes of Himachal Pradesh in next 24 hrs

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