Chamoli (Uttarakhand): Relief came to those who got stuck in the Tamas zone near Raini village in Chamoli province due to a mudslide. A squad of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) on Monday (August 23) saved over 200 individuals. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has vigiled of heavy precipitation in Uttarakhand for five consecutive days from August 24 to August 28, following thunderstorms and lightning.
Previous week, the Niti Border road linking the India-China boundary in Joshimath in the Chamoli province was blocked for a week considering the recurring landslides striking the area. Per information shared by Border Roads Organisation (BRO), the road in the valley was barred due to landslides and the natives of the valley have been trapped inside their houses. “We are facing complications in opening the road because of the recurring landslides. The pedestrian movement has also been barred. We are taking the support of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to create a substitute way for people. The rescue operation is ongoing,” the BRO had said. Amid, the natives of a dozen villages of the valley have been confined inside their houses for a week with no provision of facilities.
Cloudburst has caused devastation in the hill stations with landslides and cataclysm in Uttarakhand as well as Himachal Pradesh prompting deaths and property.
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