Monday 18 February 2019
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Heavy snowfall brings life to virtual halt in Himachal s Lahaul and Spiti

From erratic power supply to lack of basic medical facilities, the people of Lahaul and Spiti are finding it hard this winter as the Himachal Pradesh district remains cut-off from the rest of the state due to heavy snowfall blocking all major roads. While the district s administrative centre Keylong is without electricity for the last five days, several critically-ill patients are waiting for their turn to be airlifted to Kullu district for treatment. There are also reports that five critically-ill patients are stuck in Tingret and Tinno areas of the Mayar valley in the tribal district. Officials said five people, including a woman, identified as Chhomo Devi of Tingret, who suffered a cardiac arrest, and seriously injured 85-year-old Angroop of Tinno, could not be airlifted to Kullu Monday. We are making every possible effort to airlift the four critically-ill patients from Tingret and the fifth from Tinno of Mayar valley in Lahaul and Spiti to Kullu for treatment, Udaipur ...

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