Thirty killed by flood in Mandakini river in Uttarakhand

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Published on: 1 July 2016 7:36 AM GMT
Thirty killed by flood in Mandakini river in Uttarakhand
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Uttarakhand: As many as thirty people were feared dead and many houses were washed away, in Ghat area of district Chamoli, due to cloudburst followed by flood in river Mandakini,in Uttarakhand, on Friday.

The Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway (NH-58) has been blocked and the floods in the state had caused a landslide near Devprayag town.

Heavy downpour were also reported in Nanital, Udhamsingh Nagar and Champawat districts of Uttarakhand and destroyed the entire region causing trouble to people, said weatherman.

  • River Alaknanda has risen above the danger level.
  • Agricultural fields were destroyed in Suva village and three bridges linking the village has been washed away.
  • 54 mm rain has been recorded since last 24 hours.
  • Entry of heavy vehicles on Kedarnath Highway has been blocked after the landslide at Gangolgaon.
  • The Metrological department has also issued a warning of landslides in the state for next 72 hours.

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