IMD issues orange alert for several districts of Uttarakhand

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], August 21 (ANI): The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rains in several Uttarakhand districts including the capital Dehradun.

The IMD has issued an orange alert for Dehradun, Pauri, Nainital, Champawat and Bageshwar districts while a yellow alert has been issued for Haridwar, Tehri, Chamoli, Udham Singh Nagar and Pithoragarh districts.

Heavy rains in Uttarakhand had triggered landslides and flash floods in several places, officials said. An official estimate earlier put the toll from rain-related incidents in the state at 52 while another 37 people were injured.

Even today, a part of the famous Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple in Dehradun has collapsed following incessant rain. Devotees faced problems as the way leading to the temple’s entrance was partially blocked due to the falling of trees. (ANI)


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