Uttarakhand

4 die, 7 of a family buried in cloudburst in Buddha Kedar of Uttarakhand

The Hush Post: Four persons were reported dead and seven of a family got buried in a cloudburst incident reported from Buddha Kedar of Uttarakhand state on Wednesday morning.

According to available reports, the incident occurred on early Wednesday morning. The area is witnessing continuous rains for the last six days. The cloudburst incident was reported from Kot village near Buddha Kedar in the early hours of the day. When the incident occurred, a family of eight was present in a house which got washed out in the heavy current of water after the cloudburst and landslide incident. All the family members were reportedly sleeping at that time.

As per the available information, four bodies have been fished out of the landslide debris. Meanwhile, out of the family of eight members, only a female child is found to be alive and the remaining seven members of the family are feared to be dead. The position would become clear when the debris is cleared.

Meanwhile, in this incident, five shops have also been destroyed in the area due to the cloudburst incident.

The area Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) PR Chauhan reportedly said that several roads have been damaged due to the heavy rains which are being witnessed for the last six days as all the rivers and rivulets are overflowing in Tehri and due to the rains several incidents of landslides have been reported. The rescue teams are in the affected areas.

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