Himachal Pradesh received the highest-ever rainfall for a 24-hour period since records began almost 70 years ago.
The huge rainfall caused the death of 21 persons and injured 12 at various places. Thousands of tourists and locals were stranded at various places in Lahaul-Spiti and Leh due to 3 cm of snow at Baralacha and Keylong, something which happened in August after 22 years.
Met Department Director Dr Manmohan said that the state as a whole received 102.5 mm which was 1,065 per cent more than normal for this day. Earlier, the highest rainfall in a day was recorded on August 14, 2011, and that was 74 mm. The state capital saw 153 mm of rainfall.
Rs 490 cr loss caused to state:
As per the reports, Himachal has suffered a loss of about Rs 490 crore this monsoon.