HomeENGLISHRains, Landslides Flooding causes 52 people dead in the hill state Uttarakhand

Rains, Landslides Flooding causes 52 people dead in the hill state Uttarakhand

Rains, Landslides Flooding causes 52 people dead in the hill state Uttarakhand and 42 in Kerala, however, HM Amit Shah air-dashed at Dehradoon in night at 1.30am

By Kunwar Ashok S Rajput,

The death toll due to the heavy rains in Uttarakhand rose to 52 on Wednesday and 42 people have died due to rains and landslides during past days in Kerala, revised figures published by the state government showed. At least five people are missing in the UK and six in Kerala. The casualties have left state authorities fearing for the lives of people who may be trapped under debris. People have died due to rains and landslides between October 12 and 20, said Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday.

Sensing the situation in hill-terrines is serious, Union Home Minister Amit Shah air-dashed at Dehradun airport late night at 1.30 am, Shah will hold review meetings and take stock of the situation and conduct an aerial survey following heavy rain in the state. Char Dham Yatra’ which was halted due to incessant rain in the region, Uttrakhand official said the Yatra has also resumed now.  In West Bengal, restoration work is underway in Kalijhora, Kalimpong following heavy rainfall today. Landslides were reported at several places in North Bengal.

उत्तराखण्ड: कफनी ग्‍लेशियर में 20 पर्यटक लापता, द्वाली में फंसे 34 का हेलीकॉप्टर से होगा रेस्क्यू

Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami along with MoS Defence Ajay Bhatt and State minister Dhan Singh Rawat on Wednesday visited Kumaon, to take stock of the situation for cloudburst-affected Ramgarh in Nainital. Dhami said there was “massive damage” across the state, and it would take time to return to normalcy. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said the state will provide financial assistance of ₹ 5 crore to the Uttarakhand government in view of the natural calamity in the state, DPR Haryana tweeted.

UK CM Dhami has sanctioned Rs 10 crore each to district magistrates for relief efforts. Dhami had Tuesday announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh for the families of those who had lost their lives. In Uttrakhand many of whom were found in the rubble of collapsed buildings, as a result of aggressive landslides and flash floods, however, over 1,300 people have now been evacuated from Uttarakhand by the National Disaster Response Force.

Heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand for the fourth consecutive day has led to chaos and disaster across the hilly state, with flooded roads and buildings, destroyed bridges and overflowing water bodies leaving locals and tourists stranded – some in remote and dangerous locations. In ground zero reports Uttarakhand’s Ranikhet and Almora were completely cut-off from plains for the second straight day today due to heavy rain and landslides, while connectivity in Nainital hit worst for most of the day on Tuesday.

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