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Reportedly, series of cloud-bursts hit different parts of Uttarakhand

DEHRADUN, August 20, 2022 (TBNN)
Reportedly, series of cloud-bursts hit different parts of Uttarakhand early today killing four people while 10 went missing as rivers breached their banks and washed away bridges, officials said
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami visited the affected areas near Thano and instructed officials to make arrangements for restoring vehicular movement.
The administration is fully alert. Disaster relief teams are already at work in the affected areas. Army’s help may also be taken if needed, he said. Dhami was accompanied by Raipur’s M.L.A. Umesh Sharma, Kau and Garhwal Commissioner Sushil Kumar. Mussoorie’s M.L.A. Ganesh Joshi and Dehradun’s District Magistrate Sonika also visited the affected areas to assess the damage.
It could be witnessed that mud entered homes in over a dozen villages following the cloud-burst, prompting the State Disaster Response Force to shift the affected people to safe locations. Affected villages include Maldevta, Bhutsi, Tauliyakatal, Thatyud, Lavarkha, Ringalgadh, Dhuttu, Ragad Gaon and Sarkhet, according to the officials.
Affected people have been shifted to schools and panchayat buildings, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Dhanolti, Lakshmi Raj Chauhan, said adding that the Raipur-Kumalda Road has been blocked by debris at many places.
Hrishikesh-Badrinath Highway is blocked at Totaghati, the Hrishikesh-Gangotri Highway is blocked at Nagni and the Narendranagar-Ranipokhri road is blocked at several points, Chauhan said. 

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