Nine Die As Heavy Rain Lashes Uttarakhand


At least nine people have died killed in Uttarakhand after heavy rain lashed most parts of the Himalayan state for the second day.

Reports said that three people died as a result of a landslide while six others were killed when their car fell into a gorge.

The incessant rains has led to disruption in pilgrimage to Badrinath with the highway leading to the Himalayan shrine choked with boulders.

The torrential rains in the hill state has also increased the water flow in the rivers to danger mark. While river Ganga has been flowing above danger mark in Haridwar, there have been reports that Sharda, Tauns, Ramganga, Nandhaur, Gaula, Kosi, Saryu rivers are flowing near danger mark.

The MeT department in Uttarakhand forecast very heavy rains over the next two days in the mountainous areas of the state especially the disaster-prone Pithoragarh, Uttarkashi, Chamoli and Rudraprayag districts.

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