Cloudburst in Uttarakhand’s Nainital, people feared being trapped under debris

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A downpour was reported in a village of Ramgarh in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand.

A waterspout incident reported in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. (Photo: ANI)

A downpour was reported on Tuesday in a village in Ramgarh, Nainital district. It is feared that people are trapped under the rubble.

Police teams and the administration rushed to the scene, ANI news agency reported.

According to Nainital SSP Preeti Priyadarshini, some injured were rescued on the spot but their number has not yet been determined.

The neighborhood lake overflowed, flooding the streets and entering the building and homes.

On Monday, three Nepalese workers died as incessant rains fell in Uttarakhand and pilgrims from Chardham who arrived in Haridwar and Rishikesh on Sunday were asked not to visit the Himalayan temples until the weather improved. not.

Workers were staying in a tent in Samkhal, near Lansdowne in Pauri District, when rubble falling from a field above due to the rains buried them alive, District Magistrate Vijay Kumar Jogdande said.

It has been raining in Kedarnath since Sunday evening but the Mandakini River is flowing at its normal level.

Heavy to very heavy rains, lightning, hailstorms and high speed winds (60-70 km / h) were forecast by the Met department for the 13 districts of Uttarakhand between October 17 and 19. .

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and Uttarakhand Minister Ajay Bhatt, and provided an update on the situation resulting from heavy rains in the state.

(This is a developing story. More details are expected)

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