Uttarakhand Rains: Many Feared Trapped; Rescue Operation Underway

Updated: October 19, 2021 11:56 IST

Several parts of Uttarakhand have been hit by extremely heavy rain, leading to extensive damage and waterlogging. Five people have died and dozens are feared missing after the rain triggered landslides and floods.

Uttarakhand Rains: Many Feared Trapped; Rescue Operation Underway
In Rain-battered Uttarakhand, an under-construction bridge over the Chalthi River in Champawat got washed away due to a rise in water level.
Uttarakhand Rains: Many Feared Trapped; Rescue Operation Underway
National forecasting agency, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Uttarakhand with a forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall in the state and heavy rainfall has been predicted for the next few days.
Uttarakhand Rains: Many Feared Trapped; Rescue Operation Underway
Heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand over the past three days has led to scenes of chaos and disaster across the hilly state, with flooded roads and buildings, destroyed bridges and overflowing rivers leaving locals and tourists stranded - some in remote and dangerous locations.
Uttarakhand Rains: Many Feared Trapped; Rescue Operation Underway
SDRF rescues 22 devotees stuck in incessant rainfall while returning from the Kedarnath temple
Uttarakhand Rains: Many Feared Trapped; Rescue Operation Underway
A car, with passengers on board, was pulled to safety by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) after it got stuck in a landslide in Uttarakhand.

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