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Seven feared dead as heavy rains lash Himachal Pradesh

A screen grab of the video showing aftermath of flash floods triggered by a cloud burst in Kullu Himachal Pradesh.

Kullu: At least seven people were feared dead in separate incidents triggered by heavy rains and flash floods in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district on Wednesday, officials told PTI.

Over 25 employees working at the Malana power project in the district were also rescued from a building that was damaged by flash floods. At Manikaran in the district, at least four people have been feared washed away and the bridge across Parvati River was damaged in flash floods triggered by a cloud burst, the report said quoting officials.

Following the cloud burst at Chojh village in Challal panchayat at around 6 am, four to six people have been missing. A senior State Disaster Management official said that at least five cattle have also been washed away in the flash floods, citing information from the Kullu District Emergency Operations Centre.

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