A portion of the highway has completely caved in due to the landslide that occurred after heavy rains on the Delhi-Dehradun National Highway. Due to closure of the highway, thousands of vehicles going to Dehradun got stuck in the jam. This accident happened near Doon Highway Mata Daat Kali Temple. This half of the road has been damaged due to floods on the Shivalik hills.
As soon as information about this incident was received, UP-Uttarakhand police and other relief teams reached the spot and started the work of repairing the highway along with removing the debris on the highway on a war footing. Vehicles stuck in the jam are being sent towards Dehradun and Delhi through other alternative routes.
Heavy destruction due to torrential rains
Heavy rains continue in Uttarakhand. After the rain, waterlogging and flood like situations have arisen at many places. According to the information, two people died and two people were also injured due to torrential rains. Due to continuous rains the rivers and streams are in spate here. Water has also entered residential areas. After which people trapped at many places were rescued.
According to the information, one person died and another was injured after a wall collapsed in Chaurasi Kutiya area near Rishikesh. The deceased has been identified as 84-year-old Gajanan, a resident of Rajasthan.
Two teenagers were swept away in the torrent.
According to the information, the feet of two teenagers who were going on the banks of swollen Baur river in Kaladhungi, Nainital, slipped and fell into it and were swept away in the strong current. After receiving the information, a search operation was conducted by the District Disaster Management Department. According to officer Shailesh Kumar, the body of 15-year-old Nitin Tiwari has been recovered in the rescue, while his 15-year-old cousin Pankaj Tiwari was taken out safely.
Red alert till 14th August
Due to heavy rains, schools from classes 1 to 12 in Pauri, Chamoli, Bageshwar, Nainital and Champawat districts of Uttarakhand had to be closed on Thursday. The Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for rain till August 14 in Tehri, Dehradun, Pauri, Champawat, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar districts.
The accident happened in Gaurikund
Earlier on August 4, landslide accidents had also taken place near Datpulia in Gaurikund on the Kedarnath Yatra route, in which the bodies of two more missing people were recovered. These bodies were identified as Veer Bahadur, a Nepalese national, and Ranveer Singh of Bashti village of Agastyamuni, Rudraprayag. So far five bodies have been recovered in the Gaurikund landslide. A total of 23 people were victims of that accident. It is being told that 18 are still missing.
Input: Vikas Kapil
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