18 dead as heavy showers pound Himachal Pradesh | India News

SHIMLA: At least 18 people were killed in different areas of Himachal Pradesh as the state experienced incessant rains since Sunday evening, an official said.

774 dead in monsoon rains, floods in 7 states

According to the Home Ministry’s National Emergency Response Centre (NERC), 187 people have lost their lives in Kerala, 171 in Uttar Pradesh, 170 people in West Bengal and 139 in Maharashtra due to the floods and rains in this monsoon season. As many as 52 people lost their lives in Gujarat, 45 in Assam and eight in Nagaland.

According to the information received at the state headquarters, eight persons were killed in Solan district followed by four in Mandi, two each in Hamirpur and Kangra districts and one each in Bilaspur and Una, he said.

Interim relief was distributed by the local district administration to the affected families, he added.

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