Heavy rains lash Uttarakhand, five dead

rains lash Uttarakhand

DEHRADUN: Several parts of Uttarakhand today saw heavy rainfall, minimum of five persons were reported dead and educational institutions were closed in Chamoli and Rudraprayag.

The Regional Met Office gave warning and said there is a possibility of heavy to very heavy rains in the coming few days.

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There were some reports of some buildings been damaged in Dehradun outskirts, Chamoli and Almora due to cloud bursts. More than a hundred link roads across the hill state continued to be blocked due to landslides triggered by the incessant rains over the past few days.

Many rain-fed rivers and other rivers like Alaknanda, Saryu, Gomti, Pindar, Mandakini, Gori and Nandakini were in spate. People living in low lying areas and banks were asked to leave for higher and safer places.

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