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Uttarakhand rains: Death toll rises to 68; 12 trekkers found dead


Amidst large rescue efforts in Uttarakhand following a bout of maximum climate earlier this week, the loss of life rely on Friday rose to 68, PTI reported. Rescue operations are on to discover the lacking members of two trekking teams in Harsil and close to Lamkhaga Pass.

“The bodies of seven trekkers have been recovered. Two have been rescued and two remain missing out of a group of 11 trekkers which had gone missing in Harsil. Five more bodies of trekkers from another group of 11 trekkers which went missing near Lamkhaga Pass have also been retrieved,” Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar instructed ANI.

Heavy rains battered Uttarakhand for almost three days, starting Sunday evening, main to floods, landslides, and large destruction of property particularly within the hills of Kumaon. The rains have since subsided. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted dry climate throughout the state on Saturday. 

65 trekkers rescued close to Bageshwar’s Pindari and Kafni glaciers

The State Disaster Response Force was ready to rescue 65 trekkers, together with six foreigners, stranded close to Bageshwar’s Pindari and Kafni glaciers. Another 23 had been additionally rescued rom from Darma Valley of Pithoragarh.  

“SDRF teams have rescued 42 tourists, including six foreigners, from Dwali near the Pindari glacier and 23 from the Kafni glacier,” Bageshwar DM Vineet Kumar instructed PTI.

Uttarakhand: Indian Army jawan rescues a baby and villagers stranded in flood-water in Tanakpur, Uttarakhand. (PTI Photo)

Some deaths overlooked of state’s toll 

Apart from the 2 different members of the Chitkul trek who had been reported dead, the state’s loss of life toll additionally doesn’t embody 5 folks feared dead in Bageshwar. 

3 days of report rains causes losses value Rs 2,000 crore in Kumaon

The aggressive showers resulted in losses value Rs 2,000 crore within the Kumaon area, Divisional Commissioner Sushil Kumar instructed PTI. 

Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami had stated on Thursday that the incessant rains in Uttarakhand triggered damages value Rs 7,000 crore throughout the state.

“Kumaon division bore the brunt of the unseasonal spell of rains which damaged crops and property worth Rs 2,000 crore besides accounting for the highest number of deaths and large scale destruction of houses,” the Kumaon Divisional Commissioner stated.

Two members of the 11-person trekking group found dead 

Two extra members of the 11-person trekking group which had gone lacking had been found dead on Friday. Two members of the group had been rescued alive on Thursday. They are injured and being handled in Harsil and Uttarkashi, an official stated. They had gone lacking on a trek to Chitkul in Himachal Pradesh by way of Harsil in Uttarkashi.

Nainital: Stranded vacationers being evacuated by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) from the landslide affected space of Khairna following heavy rains, in Nainital. (PTI Photo)

Uttarakhand CM meets affected folks in Chamoli’s rain-hit Dungri village

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Friday visited Dungri village in Chamoli district to meet the disaster-hit individuals who misplaced their kin within the landslides triggered by heavy rains within the state.

He was accompanied by ourism Minister Satpal Maharaj, State Disaster Management Minister Dhan Singh Rawat and different officers. Dhami traversed up the slippery terrain with  a stick in hand for assist to do an on-the-spot evaluation of the losses.

“The affected families will get all support from the government. They have lost their kin and have little children. We will ensure that they are given good care,” Dhami instructed reporters throughout a go to to the village.

ATVs, captive elephants, drones being utilized in Corbett core zone for security of wildlife: Official

All-terrain automobiles, captive elephants and drone cameras are getting used within the vacationer zones of the Corbett Tiger Reserve and different forest roads in rain-ravaged Uttarakhand for the security of wildlife.

Of the 101.57 km of roads constructed this month for the following vacationer season within the Bijrani and Garjia zones of the tiger reserve, 87.57 km has been washed away within the three-day spell of heavy rains in Uttarakhand, deputy director of the park Kalyani Negi stated.

(With PTI inputs)



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