On Wednesday, the disaster management department secretary SA Murugesan has informed that the number of deceased from the rain-related incidents in Uttarakhand has risen to 46. He has further stated that 11 people have been missing so far, while 12 have been injured. According to Murugesan, since yesterday, a total of 28 people have died in Nainital, six in Almora, one in Bageshwar, while Champawat and US Nagar witnessed two deaths each.

Previously a number of deaths were reported on October 17 and 18, while severe rains have damaged nine houses in Uttarakhand. Rescue operations were rapidly carried on by the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) on Tuesday. Rafts were used to penetrate through the waterlogged areas of Rudrapur in the US Nagar and a significant number of people have been rescued so far.

An aerial survey of Kumaon will be conducted by CM Pushkar Singh Dhani, who will review the situation in the affected areas. Compensation of 4 lakh rupees each for the families of the deceased in the rain-related incidents was announced by Dhani on Tuesday. Ramgarh in the Nainital district was hit by a flash flood on Tuesday, ahead of which the lake town was overrun and cut off from the rest of the state. More incidents of landslides have been reported from Uttarakhand.


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