Heavy rains in Uttarakhand, water level rises in Kosi & Suyal rivers

Rishikesh Chamba

Uttarakhand, July 12: As heavy rains continue to pound Uttarakhand, Movement of cars stopped on Rishikesh-Chamba route near Bemunda Nala after seasonal water drain overflows.

Over a hundred link roads across the hill state continued to be blocked due to landslides triggered by the incessant rains over the past few days.

A landslide triggered near Fakot area; restoration work underway. Water level rises in Tehri lake due to heavy rainfall in the region

The Water level rises in Tehri lake, Kosi and Suyal rivers in Almora district due to incessant rainfall.UttarakhandThe Almora-Seraghat route also blocked after heavy rain.

As at least five persons were reported dead and educational institutions were closed in Chamoli and Rudraprayag.

The Regional weather department warned of heavy to very heavy rains till Friday.

Some buildings were damaged in Dehradun outskirts, Chamoli and Almora due to cloud bursts, the official said.

Many rain-fed rivers and other rivers like Alaknanda, Saryu, Gomti, Pindar, Mandakini, Gori and Nandakini were in spate. People living in low-lying areas and banks were asked to leave for higher and safer places.

People undertaking travel were asked to remain cautious and the district administrations were kept on high alert.

 Wefornews Bureau

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