Villages on India-Tibet border in Himachal Pradesh flooded after downpour

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Villages on India-Tibet border flooded after downpour

As the canals overflowed, muddy water entered several houses and fields in Shalakhar and nearby villages

The downpour occurred Monday evening in the villages of Chango and Shalkhar around 7 p.m. Monday, damaging a small bridge, a crematorium and several orchards.  Credit: Screenshot from ANI video

A downpour on the India-Tibet border flooded some villages in Kinnaur district, Himachal Pradesh, but no loss of life was reported, officials said on Tuesday.

The downpour occurred late Monday in the villages of Chango and Shalkhar around 7 p.m. Monday, damaging a small bridge, a crematorium and several orchards, state disaster management director Sudesh Mokhta said.

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As the canals overflowed, muddy water entered several houses and fields in Shalakhar and nearby villages, officials added.

Mokhta said the final estimate of casualties in the two villages will be made after receiving reports from the field.

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