Heavy rain batters Haryana, Punjab

first_imgHeavy rain remained unabated in Haryana and Punjab on Sunday causing floods in some parts, while authorities sounded high alert in the two States.In the Yamuna river, water level rose dangerously at the Hathni Kund barrage in Yamuna Nagar.In view of heavy water discharge in the rivers in Haryana, the State government has requested the Armyto be on the standby.Following heavy rains in Aol village of Punjab, three members of a family were killed when the roof of their house collapsed.Eleven people, including four women, have been rescued after they got stuck when the overflowing water of the Beas flooded their village in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district.In Uttarakhand, three people were killed and around 22 went missing as heavy rain lashed the State on Sunday, razing houses to ground and uprooting trees, State Emergency Operations Centre (SEOC) said.Cloudbursts in Mori block of Uttarkashi district wreaked havoc in several villages, damaging several houses in Arakot, Makuri and Tikochi villages. A woman was also washed away in Dehradun district when her car fell into a seasonal river, they said.Uttarkashi District Magistrate Ashish Chauhan is monitoring the situation while senior administrative and police officials have left for the rain-hit villages.Char Dham Yatra routes are also blocked by debris of landslides at various points affecting the yatra partially, the SEOC said.The Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway was blocked at Lambagad and Tangri, the Kedarnath highway at Banswada and Jamu Nursery, Gangotri National Highway at Harshil, Badeti and Helgugad and Yamunotri Highway at Dabarkot, they said.Landslide on the Kailash-Mansarovar route has also affected the pilgrimage with devotees being moved to safer places, the SEOC said.Water recedingIn Rajasthan, water has started receding and there was no flood-like situation anywhere in the State. State government official said forty-nine people have died in rain-related incidents in the State since June 15 and 500 people have been evacuated from the rain-affected areas.last_img

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