The total number of deceased in the rain-related incidents in Uttarakhand has risen to 47 in the last two days. On Monday, 5 deaths were reported, while 42 were reported on Tuesday. There has been massive rain in the state for the past two days, leading to a situation of disaster and disarray. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has managed to rescue nearly 300 people from the areas affected by the flood.

The place will be visited by union Home Minister Amit Shah, who will review the situation and hold meetings with the concerned authorities as well. An aerial survey of the state will also be conducted by him. On Tuesday, DIG Nilesh Anand Bharne said, “the number of casualties in the Kumaon region alone has crossed 40.” The officials have stated that 28 out of the 42 deceased were killed in the Nainital district, Almora and Champawat witnessed 6 deaths each, whereas Pithoragarh and Udham Singh Nagar saw singular deaths.

According to Ashok Kumar, the DGP of Uttarakhand, the level of water has subsided in Kumaon, however, it will take time to clear out the routes. He has said, “It will take time…Police, SDRF, NDRF teams are working on the relief operations; thousands of people have been evacuated.” An aerial survey of the areas affected by rain was conducted by Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Tuesday.

Compensation of 4 lakh rupees each to the families of the deceased in the rain-related incidents over the state in the last two days was also announced by him. Last night approximately seven people died in Almora due to severe rains and landslides. As per the reports, four people have died in Raapad village, ahead of a house being struck by a landslide last night.

In The meantime, the Uttarakhand police chief has informed that the Char Dham Yatra, which was on pause due to heavy rains, will resume from today. There was a halt in the pilgrimage from October 17 to 19, amid repeated warnings of heavy rainfall in the state.

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