Uttarakhand: Cloudburst kills one, destroys 30 houses in Pithoragarh | Dehradun News – Times of India

PITHORAGARH: A woman was killed while about 30 houses were destroyed in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district after a cloudburst incident near Lasko river close to the India-Nepal border around midnight on Friday.
“About 30 houses have been destroyed in the cloudburst incident and one woman has died,” news agency ANI quoted Pithoragarh district magistrate Ashish Chauhan as saying.

Due to the flood in the Kali river in Dharchula last night, there has been a lot of damage in Dharchula and its adjoining areas.

Many houses have been washed away, and some houses are severally affected due to floods. A building was also collapsed and got submerged in water owing to a strong current in the river this morning.

Pithoragarh flood

The district magistrate said the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) teams are engaged in the relief work on the spot.

Pithoragarh cloudburst incident

The damage caused by the floods in the Kali river has occurred in the villages of both India and Nepal.
Earlier on August 20, a similar incident of cloudburst in Dehradun had intense repercussions as reports of heavy water flow damaging various roads came to the fore.
“We have received reports of water entering various premises and road damage in many areas. SDRF and NDRF carrying out relief and rescue and restoration operations,” Commandant of SDRF Dehradun, Manikant Mishra said.
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami then inspected the affected areas in Sarkhet village in Dehradun’s Raipur. The water washed out multiple properties and entered several buildings disrupting the everyday lives of the commoners.
Dhami ordered the state disaster management department and other administration officials to be on alert regarding the devastation following heavy rainfall in the Garhwal division, including Dehradun.
The chief minister also directed all the concerned departments to reach the affected areas.”All the people stuck in the village were rescued while some took shelter in a resort nearby,” said the SDRF.
(With inputs from ANI)

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