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Storm lashes Himachal; Rohtang Pass closed

PTI 01 Jun 2014, 17:26:43 PM IST
Shimla: Severe storm accompanied by rains and sleet today lashed parts of Himachal Pradesh, including state capital Shimla, disrupting the normal life while Rohtang Pass was closed due to fresh snowfall in tribal areas.

Some state transport buses which left from Keylong this morning for Manali had to return midway as Manali-Rohtang highway was closed due to heavy snow at Rohtang and adjoining areas, an official said.

Shimla town and adjoining areas experienced heavy downpour accompanied by hailstorm throwing the normal life out of gear.

The heavy rains lasted about three hours in the morning, forcing the tourists to stay indoors.