Uttarakhand has been under the grip of heavy rains since few days and several incidents of cloudburst killed 14 people. The District Magistrate of Pauri confirmed the deaths due to natural disaster. He said, We have sent rescue teams to all the sites which faced disaster today. NDRF teams have also reached such sites”.
The heavy rainfall has damaged the road connectivity badly, and the people in the rural parts are stranded with no help.
. “We have requested the state government to provide a helicopter to ensure rescue of such people who are struck at few places due to flash floods,” the man who picked up phone told the IE.
Five people were swept away after the cloudburst hit a village in Yamkeshwar tehsil. In Lansdown tehsil, another cloudburst claimed five lives.
About 200 villgers are stranded in Purola, Khinduri and Bairagav villages, as a result of the cloudburst.