42 people died in landslides during heavy rains in Uttarakhand. The Nainital Disaster Management Department has confirmed 25 deaths and seven missing in the district. Among the dead, 14 are laborers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. In Jhutia, Sunka Gram Sabha of Ramgarh block of Nainital district, 9 laborers were buried alive at home. Whereas, husband and wife and their son lost their lives due to a house being buried under the rubble in Jhutia village itself. In Doshapani of Dhari block, 5 laborers died after being buried under the wall. Apart from this, 2 in Quarab of Nainital, 2 near Kainchidham, 2 in Bohrakot, one in Jeolikot and the son of a teacher resident of Halduchur in Khutani of Bhimtal died due to being buried under the rubble. So far more than 600 people have been rescued.
Six people buried alive in Almora, five in Champawat
In Almora, six people were buried under the debris. Whereas, five people have died in Champawat and one each in Pithoragarh-Bageshwar. A farmer died after being swept away by a strong current in Bajpur. On the other hand, the daughter-in-law died due to the current spread due to rain water entering the house, in Kichha, the house of Kamlesh Shukla, MLA of Deoria, UP. Six people are missing in Nainital’s Okhalkanda and Haldwani after flowing into the Gaula river late on Tuesday evening.
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With 42 more deaths in Kumaon region, the death toll due to the disaster has gone up to 47 as five people died on Monday. DIG Nilesh Anand Bharne said, “The death toll in the Kumaon region has increased to more than 40.” The official said that out of these 42 deaths, 28 people died in Nainital district, six each died in Almora and In Champawat districts, one person each died in Pithoragarh and Udham Singh Nagar districts.
Baba Dandi Bharti died of cold in Kedarnath
Baba Dandi Bharti, who had been living in Kedarnath for the past several years, died on Tuesday. It is being told that he died due to increasing cold at 5 am on Tuesday. On the other hand, a nine-month-old child died after a wall collapsed during the rain in Landoura, Roorkee.
Prime Minister expressed grief over the death of people
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed grief over the loss of lives due to heavy rains in Uttarakhand and said rescue operations were on to support the affected people. Modi tweeted that I am saddened by the news of people dying due to heavy rains in many parts of Uttarakhand. I wish the injured people a speedy recovery. Rescue operations are on to help the affected people. I pray to God for everyone’s safety and well being. Earlier in the day, Modi spoke to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and inquired about the situation in the state affected by the torrential rains. Modi also spoke to Union Minister Ajay Bhatt in this regard.
Four lakh compensation to the dependents of the deceased: CM
CM Pushkar Singh Dhami has announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each to the dependents of those who lost their lives due to the disaster. In Doon, Dhami, taking updates from all DMs through video conferencing, instructed to remain alert. He said that three helicopters have been given by the central government for relief and rescue work.
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Meanwhile, the SEOC said that most of the rivers in the state are in spate and the water level of Ganga in Haridwar has reached 293.90 metres, marginally below the danger mark of 294 metres. SEOC said that Nainital received 90 mm, Haldwani 128 mm, Koshyakutoli 86.6 mm, Almora 216.6 mm, Dwarahat 184 mm and Jageshwar 176 mm.