26 Sep
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

Heavy rains lash north India

45 people are missing because of heavy rains in northern India, reports ANI. According to the agency, the people disappeared in Lahul and Spiti districts in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Among the missing people there are 35 students of the Technological Institute of the city of Rourke. Earlier, the Times of India reported that 11 people were killed, and several more were affected by floods and landslides provoked by heavy rains.

As per the Indian Meteorological and Uttarakhand is not likely to get any relief from heavy rainfall very soon. The Himachal Pradesh government decided to shut all state-run and private schools in Kinnaur, Kullu, and Kangru districts as a result of heavy rain and snowfall from the last 48 hours. The state also dealt with scores of landslides and mudslides.

It should be noted that in India, from June to mid-September, the monsoon rainy season continues. According to official statistics, more than a thousand people have already been victims of showers this year in the country.


Aizhana Danabekova holds a BA in International Relations and is currently studying for an MSocSc in Cultural Sociology at University College Dublin. She started her career in journalism in Almaty, Kazakhstan at Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper.  She wrote articles about different cultures and led the title “Let’s learn Kazakh”.