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Heavy rain cause damage in three districts

Tuesday, 04 May 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

Parts of Rudraprayag, Uttarkashi and Tehri districts experienced heavy rain on Monday evening which caused some blocks on roads and debris entering homes and cattle sheds in villages. However, till the time of this report being filed, there was no information about loss of life.

According to Rudraprayag police, heavy rain near Narkota on Monday evening resulted in considerable quantity of debris landing on the highway. One jeep with four people inside got stuck in the debris. While the people were rescued safely with the help of locals, the jeep was swept away along with the debris into the river.Police and district administration officials were present at the site along with personnel of the SDRF and fire service. Attempts were being made to clear the highway of debris. The heavy rain also resulted in debris entering homes in Narkota village though no severe damage was reported till late in the evening. According to local sources, similar damage was also reported from other parts of the district due to heavy rains.

Chinyalisaud and other parts of Uttarkashi district also experienced heavy rain in the evening. Sources state that considerable damage has been caused to crops in the affected regions. Heavy rain was also reported in the evening from some parts of Tehri district where debris entered homes and cattle sheds. No loss of human life had been reported till the time of this report being filed.

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