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Cloudburst in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh leaves 3 dead, 6 missing


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Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand) [India], July 20 (ANI): Cloudburst and heavy rains have wreaked havoc in Pithoragarh’s Munsyari region, leaving three people dead and six missing.
The incident occurred in Madkhot area’s Tanga village on Sunday night and so far two bodies have been rescued.
“Locals have engaged themselves in the rescue operation and searching the missing persons under the debris. State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) along with other teams are conducting rescue operation here,” said Heera Singh, a local.
On Sunday, a portion of a bridge collapsed at Uttarakhand’s Madkhot on the Pithoragarh-Munsyari road following incessant rainfall in the region.
Five houses were damaged and livestock was washed away in Munsyari’s Chhoribagar village in Uttarakhand after heavy monsoon rains poured throughout Saturday night and the Gori river also overflowed.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday predicted fairly widespread/widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls over Uttarakhand and other northern states during the next three days. (ANI)

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