Manali: A cloudburst close to Gaza village, about 14 km from here, washed away an approach road, damaged three houses, five cars and orchard lands on Wednesday night.
Torrential rains in many parts of the district have triggered massive landslides and blocked roads. The heavy rainfall have created flash flood-like conditions, washing away large swathes of agricultural land. However, no loss of human life has been reported.
Sanjay Dutta, an engineer by qualification but is a journalist by choice.
He has worked for the premier new agency Press Trust of India and leading English daily Indian Express.
With more than a decade of experience, he has been highlighting issues related to environment, tourism and other aspects affecting mountain ecology.
Sanjay Dutta lives in a village close to Manali in Kullu valley of Himachal.