State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel Monday rescued a 10-year-old girl trapped under the debris of a landslide in the Mohanchatti area of Pauri Garhwal district in Uttarakhand. They also recovered the body of another person from the site. A search is on for four others believed to be buried under the debris.
According to reports, all six people are residents of Kurukshetra, Haryana and they were staying in a tourist camp. The camp was hit by a landslide triggered by heavy rainfall in the last couple of days.
The SDRF said rescue personnel faced difficulties in reaching the spot owing to torrential rain and debris blocking the way at several places. Another 15-member SDRF team has been dispatched with advanced search equipment like thermal imaging cameras and victim-locating devices to trace the remaining four people.
According to data provided by the State Emergency Operation Center (SEOC), a total of 62 people died in rain-related disasters in the last two months. In addition to this, 41 people have been injured and 24 are still missing. Over 38 houses have fully collapsed, 125 are severely damaged, and 1,169 houses are partially damaged in the state.
A deep diving team has been directed to search for missing persons in the Alaknanda River from Sitapur to Sonprayag. Moreover, another SDRF team is conducting searches at the Kund Barrage.Also ReadNarendra Modi Independence Day Speech Live Updates: India now identified ...Govt SOP for Judges: Do not name officials for court panelsShivaji statue vandalised in Goa, police initiate inquiry‘Will return to Red Fort next year’: In Independence Day speech, PM Modi ...
Meanwhile, the rain situation in the state improved Tuesday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has downgraded the alert to yellow for the hill state for the next 24 hours. Light to moderate rain is likely to occur at a few places in Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Bageshwar, and Pithoragarh districts during the period.