Death toll in Uttarakhand rises to 68; 12 trekkers found dead

Heavy rains battered Uttarakhand for nearly three days

Heavy rain hit Uttarakhand for nearly three days, causing flooding, landslides and massive destruction of properties, especially in the Kumaon Hills. Amidst large rescue efforts, following a bout of maximum climate earlier this week, the dying rely on Friday rose to 68, PTI reported. Rescue operations are on to seek out the lacking members of two trekking teams in Harsil and close to Lamkhaga Cross.

“The bodies of seven trekkers have been recovered. Two have been rescued and two remain missing out of a group of 11 trekkers which had gone missing in Harsil. Five more bodies of trekkers from another group of 11 trekkers which went missing near Lamkhaga Pass have also been retrieved,” Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar told ANI.

Heavy rains battered Uttarakhand for almost three days, starting Sunday evening, resulting in floods, landslides, and large destruction of property particularly within the hills of Kumaon. The rains have since subsided. The India Meteorological Division (IMD) has predicted dry climate throughout the state on Saturday.

65 trekkers rescued close to Bageshwar’s Pindari and Kafni glaciers.  The State Catastrophe Response Power was in a position to rescue 65 trekkers, together with six foreigners, stranded close to Bageshwar’s Pindari and Kafni glaciers. One other 23 had been additionally rescued rom from Darma Valley of Pithoragarh.  “SDRF groups have rescued 42 vacationers, together with six foreigners, from Dwali close to the Pindari glacier and 23 from the Kafni glacier,” Bageshwar DM Vineet Kumar informed PTI.

Some deaths neglected of state’s toll . Other than the 2 different members of the Chitkul trek who had been reported lifeless, the state’s dying toll additionally doesn’t embrace 5 individuals feared lifeless in Bageshwar.  3 days of file rains causes losses price Rs 2,000 crore in Kumaon. The aggressive showers resulted in losses price Rs 2,000 crore within the Kumaon area, Divisional Commissioner Sushil Kumar informed PTI.

Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami had stated on Thursday that the incessant rains in Uttarakhand precipitated damages price Rs 7,000 crore throughout the state.

“Kumaon division bore the brunt of the unseasonal spell of heavy rain which broken crops and property price Rs 2,000 crore in addition to accounting for the best variety of deaths and huge scale destruction of homes,” the Kumaon Divisional Commissioner stated.

Two other members of the 11-person trekking team who had gone missing were found dead on Friday. Two members of the team were rescued alive Thursday. They are injured and are being treated in Harsil and Uttarkashi, an official said. They disappeared on a trip to Chitkul in Himachal Pradesh via Harsil to Uttarkashi.

Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami had stated on Thursday that the incessant rains in Uttarakhand precipitated damages price Rs 7,000 crore throughout the state.
“Kumaon division bore the brunt of the unseasonal spell of heavy rain which broken crops and property price Rs 2,000 crore in addition to accounting for the best variety of deaths and huge scale destruction of homes,” the Kumaon Divisional Commissioner stated.

“The affected families will get all support from the government. They have lost their kin and have little children. We will ensure that they are given good care,” Dhami told reporters during a visit to the village.

All-terrain automobiles, captive elephants and drone cameras are getting used within the vacationer zones of the Corbett Tiger Reserve and different forest roads in rain-ravaged Uttarakhand for the security of wildlife.

Of the 101.57 km of roads constructed this month for the following vacationer season within the Bijrani and Garjia zones of the tiger reserve, 87.57 km has been washed away within the three-day spell of heavy rains in Uttarakhand, deputy director of the park Kalyani Negi stated.

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