A severe storm accompanied by rains and sleet lashed Shimla and surrounding areas on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.
The storm was preceded by high-velocity icy winds under heavily overcast sky, causing sharp fall in mercury, forcing people to rush indoors and wear heavy woolens, they said.
It was a clear day in the morning but the sky became overcast as the day progressed. The storm continued for more than an hour, officials said.
Mashobra, Shimla and Kufri received 5 mm, 2 mm and 1 mm rains, respectively, they said.
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