Chamoli: The incident of cloudburst in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand has caused havoc in the early hours of Monday. Around 15 tents of Border Road Organization (BRO) workers got buried under the debris in the cloudburst incident in Narayanbagad in the district.
At the same time, the Karnprayag-Gwaldam highway has also been closed due to debris. The work of opening the road has started.
Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway Jam:
According to the information, due to cloudburst in the upper part of Panti town of Narayanbagad at around 6 am on Monday morning, the flood in Mangrigad has caused huge destruction.
Thousands of vehicles with more than 200 vehicles were stuck in the jam for the night due to heavy landslides that blocked several roads.
Uttarakhand Weather Updates:
Chardham pilgrims have been asked to be careful. The Meteorological Department has predicted rain for the whole week in Uttarakhand. At the same time, the officials have been instructed to remain alert.
Around 10 to 15 tents of BRO workers got buried under the rubble on the banks of Karnprayag-Gwaldam highway due to inundation of Gadhre (Barsati drain). The workers were inside their tents when the debris arrived, but there was no loss of life or property.
The family members of the laborers and the local people showed promptness to save all the children and women from the inundation.
All these laborers are residents of Nepal and Jharkhand. The Karnprayag-Gwaldam highway has been blocked by debris, efforts are on to open it.
Eyewitnesses said that several two-wheelers and cars were also buried under the debris. The administration has reached the spot. Rescue and relief operations have been started.
The laborers and their children have been taken by the people of the village to safe places in their homes. The people of the entire area are scared due to the cloudburst incident.
Local experts say that the Narayanbagad area is geologically sensitive.
According to District Disaster Management Officer Nandkishore Joshi, there was no loss of life and property in the incident.
The work of opening the Karnprayag-Gwaldam highway has been started. The administration team has reached the spot.