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Heavy Rain Wreaks Havoc In U'khand

Heavy Rain Wreaks Havoc In Ukhand

Dehradun: A woman and her son were killed in a cloudburst in Tehri district, while two others were swept away after a flooded rivulet inundated their house in Chamoli district in the early hours of Friday, officials said.

Heavy rain has wreaked havoc in the hills of Uttarakhand, washing away houses, cowsheds and bridges, besides destroying crops.

A cloudburst flattened a house at Tharti village, Tehri district, at 3 am, killing a 30-year-old woman and her six-year-old son, SDM Shiv Charan Dwivedi said. The woman's 12-year-old daughter was rescued from the rubble and rushed to a hospital in nearby Pilkhi. The bodies of the woman and her son had been recovered, he said. The cloudburst caused a heavy damage in the Bhilangana block of the district breaching the Moolgarh-Tharti motor road, as a 20-metre portion broke off and went down into the flooded Nailchami stream.  Rescue operation by SDRF personnel was still underway in the area, said the SDM, adding there were reports of two mules being washed away at Thati-Dagar village, where a cowshed was damaged and three bridges washed out in the cloudburst.

A woman and her seven-year-old daughter were swept away in Chamoli district early on Friday after a flooded rivulet inundated their home. Heavy rain also destroyed crops, besides damaging 12 houses and cowsheds. The mother-daughter duo was yet to be found, District Disaster Management officer NK Joshi said. —PTI

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