Uttarakhand Weather News: heavy rains & landslides wreak havoc, 34 dead
Uttarakhand Weather News: Due to the continuous heavy rains in the hill state of Uttarakhand, life has been disturbed. So far 34 people have died in different accidents due to rain in different districts of Uttarakhand.
The state government has announced a relief amount of Rs 4 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased. The areas of Nainital, Haldwani, Kathgodam, Ranikhet, Pauri, Lansdowne, Chamoli etc. of Uttarakhand are also receiving continuous heavy rain for the last three days.
In Kathgodam, the track of the railway track was also uprooted due to heavy rain. The track of the railway track has been washed away and reached the river bank. Around two dozen people are missing after the rains and landslides in the state.
Road connectivity to Nainital has been cut off from other areas due to torrential rains. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami took stock of the situation by conducting an aerial survey of the disaster-prone areas of Garhwal and Kumaon regions.
Received information from the District Magistrate of Rudraprayag about the travel arrangements and facilities being provided to the passengers staying at different places.
The Chief Minister directed that all possible help and assistance should be provided to the victims as well as the passengers. He also instructed the District Magistrate to open the closed roads.
Many resorts in Ramnagar near Jim Corbett, Uttarakhand were flooded with water. The rescue team has rescued about 150 tourists trapped in a resort named Lemon Tree here.
Kosi river is flowing above the danger mark in Ramnagar. Many resorts in Mohan and Dhikuli areas have been flooded here. The administration has rescued 150 tourists from the Lemon Tree Resort in Mohan after hours of effort.
According to local SDM Gaurav Chatwal, people trapped in the resort have been rescued with the help of tractor trolley and rescue team. Most of the tourists evacuated from the resort are returning to their homes in private vehicles and taxis. Tourists who have not yet returned have been accommodated in secure hotels.
At the same time, rescue operation has been conducted to save people from water and debris in Puchdi and Maldhan. On the other hand, there is news of a house being demolished in a village of Ramgarh block of Nainital district. Nine persons are missing here.
A child is buried under the rubble due to the collapse of the house in Bhimtal. Three people have gone missing due to debris coming from a hill at a house in Almora district.
District Magistrate Rudraprayag informed that there were a total of 06 thousand devotees in Shri Kedarnath. Of these, four thousand have returned. The remaining 02 thousand are at safe places. Three helicopters from the army have been deployed in the areas affected by the heavy rains.
Instructions have been given to District Magistrates Chamoli and Rudraprayag to take special care of the safety of the stranded passengers on the Yatra routes. According to District Magistrate Pauri, 03 people died, while 02 people were injured due to the fall of thatch under the area of Tehsil Lansdowne.
The injured have been referred to the Higher Centre. One person has died in Rudraprayag. Tourists are also reported to be stranded at many other places in Uttarakhand. Instructions have been given to the district authorities to evacuate the tourists safely.
At the same time, due to heavy rains and storm, many parts of Nainital district have been completely cut off from road traffic. Due to excessive rain, the road in Golapar area of Kathgodam in Uttarakhand was broken and washed away in the river.
Train movement has also been affected in Kathgodam. Many trains have had to be postponed. While several trains have been cancelled, river water reached the top of a main bridge connecting Ranikhet to road transport, bringing traffic to a standstill.
The Chief Minister directed the officers to ensure that if any highway is blocked due to rain, then all arrangements are in place for speedy movement of them.
Special precautions should be taken in the areas where there is heavy rainfall. The Chief Minister has been taking updates from all the District Magistrates since morning.
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