Lightning kills 300 sheep during heavy downpour in Himachal Pradesh, India

Heavy rains and strong winds have wreaked havoc in parts of Himachal Pradesh state. The city of Kangra received the heaviest rainfall of 103 mm, followed by Palampur and Paonta Sahib with 70 mm each.

Dharamshala received 58 mm of rainfall, Malan and Arki each received 44 mm, Shahpur 38 mm, Joginderngar 33.5 mm, Sundernagar 17 mm and Sarkaghat 16 mm. The state capital, Shimla, received 11 mm of rainfall.

The Meteorological Department is predicting heavy to very heavy rains in the coming days. “Unfavorable weather will prevail till June 16, with heavy to very heavy rains possible in most parts of Himachal Pradesh,” said Manmohan Singh, director of the meteorological center in Shimla.

A yellow warning has been issued for thunderstorms and lightning until June 13.

Livestock affected in Baijnath 300 sheep and goats were killed by lightning in Manai Dhar area of Baijnath district.

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