Several Dead in Uttarakhand, HP & Punjab Due to Floods

Heavy rains and landslides have killed several people in north India’s Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.

Updated19 Aug 2019, 07:53 AM IST
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Heavy rains wreaked havoc in the northern parts of India, leaving 35 people dead and 22 missing in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab on Sunday, 18 August.

SA Murugesan, Secretary (Incharge) Disaster Management told ANI on Monday that 17 people have died in a cloudburst in More tehsil of Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi.

A flood alert was also sounded in parts of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh as rivers were in spate. Haryana has asked the Army to be on standby after 8.14 lakh cusec water was released from Hathini Kund in the Yamuna river.

At least 22 people, including two Nepalese, were killed and nine others injured in rain-related incidents in Himachal. Three people died and 22 went missing following cloudburst in Uttarakhand and three people died in Punjab.

Flood Alert in Delhi

Delhi also witnessed heavy rains and as the water level in Yamuna neared warning level, the Delhi government sounded a flood alert in the city. It asked people living in the low-lying areas to move to safer places as the water level in the Yamuna was expected to cross the danger mark.

In Uttar Pradesh, several rivers, including Ganga, Yamuna and Ghaghara are in spate. Ganga is flowing above the danger mark in Badaun, Garhmukteshwar, Naraura and Farrukhabad.

(With inputs from PTI and IANS)

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Published: 19 Aug 2019, 07:51 AM IST
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