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Uttarakhand cloudburst UPDATES: 34 dead, CM announces Rs 4 lakh compensation

Also, Nainital has been cut off from the rest of the state with three roads leading to the popular tourist spot blocked due to a series of landslides.

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Nainital Updated on: October 19, 2021 23:58 IST
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People were trapped in the debris of a collapsed house at Rapad village in Bhetrojkhan area of Almora district out of which a woman was rescued safely

At least eleven more deaths were reported in Uttarakhand on Tuesday as incessant rains continued to lash various parts of the state, especially Kumaon region, razing houses to the ground and leaving many trapped in the debris. Also, Nainital has been cut off from the rest of the state with three roads leading to the popular tourist spot blocked due to a series of landslides.Eleven deaths in rain related-incidents were reported on Tuesday, while many people are feared trapped in rubble following cloudbursts and landslides, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami told reporters in Dehradun. This takes the toll in rain-related incidents across Uttarakhand to 16, with five deaths reported on Monday, he said. Dhami assured that three Army helicopters will soon arrive to assist in relief and rescue operations underway in the state. The Mall Road in Nainital and Naina Devi temple located along the banks of Naini lake have been flooded, while a hostel building has been damaged due to landslides. The district administration is trying its best to help tourists stranded in the town, the police has been deployed to warn incoming and outgoing traffic, asking them to stay put until the wet spell is over, a report from Nainital said. Landslides have blocked the exits in the town. Around 100 people got stuck at Lemon Tree resort on Ramnagar-Ranikhet route, with water from swollen Kosi river entering the resort.

 

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  • 8:51 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    PM Narendra Modi condoles the loss of lives in Uttarakhand in the wake of heavy rains

    I am anguished by the loss of lives due to heavy rainfall in parts of Uttarakhand. May the injured recover soon. Rescue operations are underway to help those affected. I pray for everyone’s safety and well-being, tweets PM Modi

  • 8:28 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami visits a locality in rain-affected Rudrapur, Udham Singh Nagar district

    Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami visits a locality in rain-affected Rudrapur, Udham Singh Nagar district; meets locals and takes stock of situation from NDRF team

  • 7:46 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Rs 4 lakh compensation to the families of the deceased: CM

    So far 34 deaths, 5 missing in rains. Those who lost their houses will be given Rs 1,09,000, Rs 4 lakh compensation to the families of the deceased, possible help to be extended to those who lost their livestock: Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami

  • 7:02 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    22 people have lost their lives due to heavy rains in the state, says state Government

    22 people have lost their lives due to heavy rains in the state, says state Government

     
  • 5:31 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    I am visiting the rain-affected areas: Dhami

    I am visiting the rain-affected areas. Govt putting in all efforts to rescue locals, tourists. PM also extended help, got 3 Air Force helicopters. Weather department has predicted that situation will be better by evening: Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami during an aerial survey

  • 4:12 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    So far 24-25 dead due to incessant rains, maximum casualties from Nainital district: DGP Ashok Kumar

    About 200 people who were stuck at Lemon Tree resort located at Ramnagar-Ranikhet route have been evacuated. So far 24-25 dead due to incessant rains, maximum casualties from Nainital district: DGP Ashok Kumar

  • 3:52 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Around 80-100 people went to Uttarakhand for Chardham Yatra from Gujarat

    Around 80-100 people went to Uttarakhand for Chardham Yatra. Out of them 6 people are stranded in Badrinath & Kedarnath. Due to heavy rainfall helicopters can't reach there, we're waiting for better weather conditions. Some people are trapped in Joshimath due to landslides. Gujarat CM spoke to Uttarakhand CM on the current situation. Both the States are working together to evacuate people as soon as possible: Rajendra Trivedi, Disaster Management Minister

  • 3:45 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Bodies of five labourers recovered

    Bodies of five labourers recovered from under the debris after a wall collapsed near Degree College in Mukteshwar of Nainital district; one more labourer safely rescued.

  • 3:45 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    More than 200mm rainfall has been recorded in the last 24 hours: State Disaster Management.

    More than 200mm rainfall has been recorded in the last 24 hours. Five deaths were reported y' day in Pauri and Champawat due to heavy rainfall. 11 people lost their lives in Almora, Nainital & Udham Singh Nagar today: SA Murugesan, Secy, State Disaster Management.

  • 3:44 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami conducts aerial survey

    Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami conducted aerial survey of areas affected due to heavy rainfall. He later reviewed the assessment of losses after reaching Rudraprayag.  Minister Dhan Singh Rawat and state's DGP Ashok Kumar also accompanied him.

  • 3:43 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    PM & Home Minister have been briefed on the current situation in the state: CM

    PM & Home Minister have been briefed on the current situation in the state. Houses, bridges etc. have been damaged at many places. 16 people have died so far. Three helicopters to be deployed for rescue operations: Uttarakhand CM on heavy rains in the State.

  • 3:43 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    10 people from Kolkata who were stranded at Kalchanth on the Rudranath trek route rescued

    10 people from Kolkata who were stranded at Kalchanth on the Rudranath trek route have been rescued by the forest department personnel and brought to Gopeshwar: Amit Kanwar, Divisional Forest Officer, Kedarnath Forest Division

  • 3:42 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    All gates of Nanak Sagar Dam in Uttarakhand's Udham Singh Nagar opened

    #WATCH: All gates of Nanak Sagar Dam in Uttarakhand's Udham Singh Nagar opened following a rise in the water level due to heavy rainfall in the state. 

     

  • 3:42 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Significant reduction in rainfall activity likely over Uttarakhand from today: IMD

    Significant reduction in rainfall activity likely over Uttarakhand from today. Isolated to scattered rain/snow over Himachal Pradesh on 22-23 Oct, and isolated to scattered rainfall over Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, northwest Rajasthan on 23 Oct: IMD

     

  • 3:41 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Around 100 people were stuck at Lemon Tree Resort (in pics) located at Ramnagar-Ranikhet route.

    Around 100 people were stuck at Lemon Tree Resort located at Ramnagar-Ranikhet route. All of them are safe & process to rescue them is on. Water from Kosi River entered the resort after the river overflowed, blocking the route to the resort: Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar

  • 3:41 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Nainital Lake overflows and floods the streets in Nainital

    Uttarakhand: Nainital Lake overflows and floods the streets in Nainital & enters building and houses here. The region is receiving incessant heavy rainfall.

  • 3:40 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Locals help avert tragedy

    WATCH | Uttarakhand: Locals present at a bridge over Gaula River in Haldwani shout to alert a motorcycle rider who was coming towards their side by crossing the bridge that was getting washed away due to rise in water level. Motorcycle rider turned back & returned to his own side.

  • 3:38 PM (IST) Posted by Shashank Shantanu

    Naini lake overflows flooding Nainital city

    Video, photos showed water from an overflowing Naini lake flooding Nainital streets. A cloudburst was also reported in Ramgarh area of the Nainital district.

  • 3:35 PM (IST) Posted by Shashank Shantanu

    Uttarakhand rains: Death toll touches 16

    At least eleven more deaths were reported in Uttarakhand on Tuesday as incessant rains continued to lash various parts of the state, especially Kumaon region, razing houses to the ground and leaving many trapped in the debris.