Eight people belonging to a marriage party were washed away while crossing a swollen rivulet in Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday. One body was recovered 15 km downstream from Yamunanagar in Haryana.

The marriage party, comprising 24 people, was travelling in four vehicles when it got stuck in the rivulet at Ponta Sahib, 150 km from here, following flash floods, the police said.

One of the vehicles, with six people on board, is still missing, the police said. There were about 24 people crossing the river when it was suddenly flooded by the upstream water.

Heavy rain lashed the hill State on Saturday. About 95 mm of rain was reported from various places in Kangra district.

More than 70 mm of rain was recorded in Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Dharamsala and Mandi districts. More than 30 mm of rain was also reported from Shimla, Solan, Sundernagar and many lower elevations of the State.

Keywords: Himachal floods