Cloudbursts and landslides in Himachal Pradesh, J&K, and Ladakh led to the loss of 22 lives on Wednesday. The IMD has also issued a 'red' alert for Uttarakhand and an 'orange' alert for Delhi.

Meanwhile, in Maharashtra, the death toll from rain-related incidents climbed to 213. Cloudbursts were also reported from the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir. 

   

Cloudbursts, flash floods in Himachal, J&K kill 22; IMD issues alert for north India | Top Developments

WHAT?

Cloudbursts and landslides in Himachal Pradesh, J&K, and Ladakh led to the loss of 22 lives on Wednesday. The IMD has also issued a 'red' alert for Uttarakhand and an 'orange' alert for Delhi.

WHERE?

Flash floods wreaked havoc in parts of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday, claiming as many as 14 lives. Four people are still presumed missing.

A hydro project official and a tourist from Delhi were among those feared dead in Kullu district. Two more fatalities have been reported in Chamba.

Dacchan and Boujwa areas in J&K's Kishtwar district witnessed the most damage. The bodies of seven people, including two women, have been recovered from Dacchin. Another person drowned in the swollen Saktoi nallah in Rajouri district on Wednesday.

At the same time, 17 people were rescued from the area in a joint operation by the police, Army and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF). Seventeen people are still reportedly missing.