Death toll for rainfall has been increasing in Uttarakhand. According to news agency PTI, 5 deaths were reported on monday whereas 42 were reported on tuesday. For the past two days Uttarakhand has been facing heavy rainfall, resulting in chaos and disaster all across the state. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have rescued more than 300 people from the flood-affected areas of the state. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be visiting Uttarakhand to view the situation of the state and to hold review meetings.On Thursday he will be conducting an aerial survey of the situation.
DIG Nilesh Anand Bharne while speaking to PTI said that “The number of casualties in the Kumaon region alone has crossed 40,” . Out of 46 deaths in last 25 hours, 28 were killed in Nainital, six in Almora, two each in Champawat and US Nagar, and one in Bageshwar.
Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar confirmed that water level has reduced in the Kumaon region, but routes have not been opened yet. “It will take time…Police, SDRF, NDRF teams are working on the relief operations; thousands of people have been evacuated,” he was quoted as saying by ANI.
Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami announced a compensation of ₹4 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in rain-related incidents across the state over the last two days.
According to the report of ANI At least seven people have died since last night due to heavy rains and landslides in Almora. At least seven people have died since last night due to heavy rains and landslides in Almora,