In Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, constant rains and landslides resulted in 81 fatalities, while rescue efforts to the injured and body recovery from rubble from several house collapses were ongoing.
The next four days are expected to bring sporadic but heavy rainfall to Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, according to the weather office.
As more remains were found on Wednesday, the death toll in Himachal Pradesh, which had been lashed by rain, increased to 71. “In the last three days, at least 71 individuals have died, and 13 more remain missing. Since Sunday night, a total of 57 bodies have been found, according to Principal Secretary (Revenue) Onkar Chand Sharma, according to news agency PTI.
Since Sunday, the hill state has seen torrential rains that have caused landslides in a number of districts, including Shimla, where three neighborhoods—Summer Hill, Fagli, and Krishna Nagar—have been particularly seriously affected.
Since the start of the monsoon on June 24, 214 individuals have perished in rain-related accidents in the state, while 38 remain missing, according to the state emergency operation center.