Cloudburst kill 5 Nepalese in HP

Shimla: Five members of a Nepali family engaged in apple trade have been washed down by cloudburst under Nrain Gram Panchayat of the district when they were sleeping in their house, senior officer of district administration confirmed today. Deputy Commissioner of Shimla, Rohan Chand Thakur said cloudbursts washed away a house and a number of apple orchards in Brandli village under Gawalri area of Shimla district causing major loss of life and property at 2100 hrs, last night. He said five out of six members of a family were killed as the house in which they were sleeping got washed down by flash flood. Mr Thakur said only a 12-year-old boy had been rescued alive, who was rushed to hospital. Meanwhile, Gram Panchayat Pradhan Naresh Chauhan and DSP Rampur, Som Dutt have visited the spot.

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