Cloudburst hits Devprayag in Uttarakhand

A cloudburst hit Devprayag in Tehri district of Uttarakhand on Tuesday, razing two municipal buildings to the bottom and damaging a number of retailers.

It additionally broken pedestrian bridges, water pipelines and electrical energy provide strains, an official mentioned.

The cloudburst occurred over the Shanta river, inflicting inundation of areas alongside its banks with an enormous quantity of slush containing boulders, SHO of the Devprayag police station Mahipal Singh Rawat mentioned.

Two municipality buildings, together with the multi-purpose Nagar Palika Bhawan, caved in after being hit by the rubble introduced down by the cloudburst, he added.

Plenty of retailers within the Dashrath Danda Parvat space of Devprayag have been additionally broken within the cloudburst, the SHO mentioned.

Nonetheless, there was no lack of life as folks have been alert and had moved to protected places just like the bus stand and police station premises, he mentioned.

Municipal Commissioner KK Kotiyal mentioned the extent of injury is but to be assessed.

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