HIGHLIGHTS:

  • CM of Uttarakhand, Pushkar Singh Dhami informed that 11 people have died in rain-related incidents in the state
  • The iconic Mall Road has been submerged in water due to the overflow from the Nainital Lake
  • In the last 24 hours, the hilly state has recorded more than 200 mm of rainfall

Today, sources revealed that the bodies of five labourers were recovered under the debris after a wall collapsed near a college in Mukteshwar under Nainital district and another was rescued as heavy rain pounded Uttarakhand. Talking to the media, the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Pushkar Singh Dhami informed that 11 people have died in rain-related incidents in the state. However, he assured to provide help to all the affected people.

Nainital has been battling with heavy showers of rainfall. It has been cut off from the rest of Uttarakhand with at least three roads leading to the popular tourist spot blocked due to a series of cloudbursts and landslides. Houses were razed to the ground, leaving many displaced or trapped in the wreckage. The iconic Mall Road has been submerged in water due to the overflow from the Nainital Lake.

Earlier in the day, four people were trapped in the debris of a collapsed house at Rapad village in the Bhatrojkhan area of Almora district. Out of the four, only one woman was rescued. In another such incident, four labourers, including three women, were trapped in the rubble of a landslide near Joshimath in Chamoli district. The woman labourer was injured but the rest of them were safely rescued.

Meanwhile, CM Dhami conducted an aerial survey to review the affected areas. He informed that the teams are working hard, and two army choppers will be deployed, one in Nainital and another in the Garhwal regions.

In the last 24 hours, the hilly state has recorded more than 200 mm of rainfall. The weather department has said that rainfall will subside by Tuesday evening.

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