At least 51 people were killed as rains wreaked havoc in Himachal Pradesh, triggering landslides that blocked key roads, damaged homes and buried devotees in the rubble of a temple here.
Fourteen bodies were recovered from the sites of two landslides in the state capital, and officials feared there could be more people trapped under the debris of the Shiva temple in Summer Hill area.
The shrine was crowded with devotees, offering prayers on an important day of the holy month of Sawan.
Nineteen people died in rain-related incidents in Mandi district, Deputy Commissioner Arindam Chaudhary told PTI.
Videos of people in nearby houses screaming and telling the inmates to leave immediately were circulated on social media.
Heart-wrenching scenes of people calling for help and running for safety were witnessed at the site.