Cloudburst in Uttarakhand: Shops and houses crumble into swollen river as cloudburst hits Uttarakhand’s Devprayag, no casualties yet | Dehradun News

DEHRADUN: A number of retailers, homes and the constructing of an Industrial Coaching Institute (ITI) at Devprayag market within the higher reaches of Tehri Garhwal district had been washed away as a cloudburst hit the city on Tuesday night. There have been no deaths.
State Catastrophe Response Power (SDRF) groups have been rushed to the spot for the aid and rescue operation, Uttarakhand Director Normal of Police (DGP) Ashok Kumar confirmed.

“Fortunately, no casualties have been reported but. Because of the statewide curfew, the retailers had been closed. The rescue groups are on their technique to take inventory of the harm,” Kumar mentioned.
In accordance with the District Emergency Operation Centre (DEOC), incessant rainfall lashed Devprayag and another elements of Tehri district since morning.
“Round 5pm, a cloudburst occurred within the higher reaches of Devprayag, following which extreme water in a seasonal rivulet got here gushing down with ferocious velocity, inflicting widespread harm round the principle market of the city,” mentioned an area police official.
Prior to now one week, a sequence of cloudbursts hit Chamoli and Tehri districts, bringing again recollections of the February 7 flash floods that left a whole bunch lifeless in Chamoli.
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