Dozens killed due to a cloudburst in Uttarakhand’s town of Uttarkashi

A cloudburst in the Northern state of Uttarakhand wreaked havoc in Uttarkashi.

Several villages and houses were damaged in Arakot, Makuri and Tikochi villages. The cloudburst and heavy rains killed 17 people and authorities say that six people continue to remain missing.

Two choppers have taken off for Arakot of Mori with communication equipment and ropes for rescue operations following cloudburst. Three medical teams have also reached Arakot.

The death toll in the state has reached 49 after the Uttarkashi cloudburst.

The Tons river in Uttarkashi’s Mori tehsil overflows following cloudburst in the area where Teams of ITBP, SDRF and NDRF were engaged in rescue and evacuation.

Source : Various

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