Himachal Pradesh: 19 people stranded at Dobi in Kullu rescued

Nineteen people stranded at Dobi in Kullu district after flash floods and heavy rains were rescued on Sunday by an Indian Air Force chopper.

The chopper from Air Force was requisitioned on the direction of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and the stranded people were rescued safely.

Presiding over a meeting to take stock of situation arisen due to the heavy rains for the last few days in the state, especially in four districts of Kullu, Kinnaur, Chamba and Lahaul and Spiti. Thakur directed the officers to take all precautionary measures to minimise loss to life and property due to heavy rains.

Meanwhile, it was informed in the meeting that all 120 people stranded at Koksar were rescued, Likewise, 23 people were rescued from Mari and 23 from Rohtang, officials said.

Apart from this, 14 others were rescued by the Border Road Organisation (BRO) from Kullu.

The chief minister also directed that water levels in Chemera Dam I, II and III and Pandoh should be monitored strictly and early warning provided to authorities concerned.

All educational institutions in Kullu will remain closed today.