10 killed as heavy rains lash Uttarakhand

Updated: Aug 19, 2019, 11:56 IST | PTI

Eight bodies have been recovered so far, five from Makudi and three from Arakot village

10 killed as heavy rains lash Uttarakhand
This picture has been used for representation purpose only

Dehradun: The scale of devastation caused by heavy rains in Uttarakhand unfolded on Monday with the recovery of more bodies, taking the toll in rain-related incidents in the state to 10, nine of them in cloudbursts in Uttarkashi district alone where a number of people are still missing. "Eight bodies have been recovered so far, five from Makudi and three from Arakot village. A number of people from six rain-hit villages are still missing. Though names of five persons have been received, the number of those missing could be higher," Uttarkashi Disaster Management Officer Devendra Patwal said on phone.

The State Emergency Operation Centre here said one body was also recovered from Sanel village adjoining Arakot and Makudi.

One casualty was reported from Tehri district where a tree fell on a woman killing her on the spot on Sunday.

Several houses and hectares of agricultural land were washed away as torrential rains inundated six villages in Mori block of Uttarkashi which borders on Himachal Pradesh in the early hours on Sunday. Rescue and search operation, which was hampered by heavy rain lashing the region on Sunday, has been resumed on Monday amid clear weather, Patwal said. People trapped in affected areas are being shifted to safe locations and relief material being made available to them, he said.
Secretary, Disaster Management, Amit Negi accompanied by SDRF IG will survey the affected areas later on Monday.

With the MeT department predicting heavy rains in various parts of the state on Monday, government schools and Anganwadi kendras in nine out of the 13 districts remained closed on the orders of their respective district administrations.

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid- day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com


Mumbai rains updates: Heavy rains lash the Maximum city

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK