Visuals from the landslide in Pithoragarh (Photo/ANI)
Visuals from the landslide in Pithoragarh (Photo/ANI)

After rain landslides occur in Uttarakhand, one killed, traffic hit

ANI | Updated: Aug 11, 2020 00:41 IST


Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], Aug 11 (ANI): Following heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand, many landslides were reported across the state on Monday.
Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra route in Dharchula of Pithoragarh district was blocked at two locations due to incessant rainfall and landslides. The traffic movement in the area was also halted. A casualty was also reported due to the landslide.

In another incident, the traffic on National Highway 309 A near Bageshwar was also halted after the debris from landslide blocked the road. Many houses in the area came under threat following incessant rains and multiple landslides in the area.

Water entered in Dehradun's Tapkeshwar Temple, following heavy rainfall in the area. The water level of the Tamsa river, flowing along with the temple, has also increased following rainfall.

Earlier on Monday, several houses and roads were damaged due to a cloudburst in Sirwadi village of Rudraprayag district.

Former Chief Minister Harish Rawat visited the disaster-affected area Pithoraghar on Monday. On the way, he met the family of the victim who died in the landslide accident. (ANI)

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