Rain-related incidents kill 60 across Uttarakhand this monsoon

All 13 districts of the state were affected with Uttarkashi reporting the highest number of casualties.

Published: 02nd September 2019 03:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd September 2019 03:36 PM   |  A+A-

A view of the swollen Pawar river following a cloud burst in Uttarakashi district of Uttarakhand Sunday August 18 2019. | (File | PTI)


DEHRADUN: Rain-related incidents have killed at least 60 people in Uttarakhand this monsoon, the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) said here on Monday.

All 13 districts of the state were affected with Uttarkashi reporting the highest number of casualties.

Twenty people were killed in Uttarkashi district, including the three onboard a private helicopter which crashed during rescue operations near Modi on August 21.

Chamoli reported 15 deaths, Tehri five, Rudraprayag and Pauri four each, Nainital and Pithoragarh three each, US Nagar and Bageshwar two each, Dehradun and Haridwar one each, the SEOC said updating the overall figures for this season since June 15.

Rescue operations are still on in the affected areas of Uttarkashi and the figures are subjected to revision, the SEOC said.

As many as animals were also killed while the number of houses damaged in cloudbursts and landslides was 457 apart from 39 cowsheds, it said.

Forty-nine houses were fully destroyed, 151 severely and 257 partially damaged, it said.


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