Rs 990-cr loss due to rains in Himachal, 35 lives lost

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Shimla, Aug 24 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday said that the state had suffered a loss of Rs 990.54 crore due to monsoon rains that also claimed 35 lives.

“The maximum damage due to heavy rains was reported on August 12-13,” Thakur told the Assembly while replying to a calling attention motion.

He said that Shimla saw record heaviest rainfall on a single day after 1901, which was 500 per cent above normal on August 12-13.

“Funds totalling Rs 230 crore were released to carry out restoration works,” he said.

–IANS

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