Uttarakhand Rains : 46 dead, 11 missing; CM Dhami says ‘massive damage’ across state
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Uttarakhand Rains : 46 dead, 11 missing; CM Dhami says ‘massive damage’ across state

Newsdesk |
October 20, 2021

The death toll due to the heavy rains in Uttarakhand rose to 46 on Wednesday, revised figures published by the state government showed. At least 11 people are missing.


New Delhi, 20 October 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami Wednesday visited Kumaon, one of the worst-hit regions in the state, to take stock of the situation. He told reporters there was “massive damage” across the state, and it would take time to return to normalcy. Dhami has sanctioned Rs 10 crore each to district magistrates for relief efforts. In its forecast, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said rainfall will reduce significantly from Wednesday, with the state likely to stay dry for the rest of the week. Uttarakhand received record-breaking rainfall this week, leading to floods, landslides and destruction of property. The Army, along with multiple teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), and local authorities are conducted rescue and relief operations.

Source - indianexpress.com

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