30 People killed in Uttarakhand Caused Due to CloudBurst wreaks & Heavy Rains

30 People killed in Uttarakhand Caused Due to CloudBurst wreaks & Heavy Rains :- The cloud burst and heavy rainfall triggered Uttarakhand and caused many people lost their life and homes. At least 30 people were killed in the incident and five intelligence officials were missing as heavy rains precipitated flash floods and slides in Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh, washing off homes of numerous people and some lost their life.


This is not the first time when a natural calamity shook up Uttarakhand. While “18 to 20” people were hit in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli and Pithoragarh since Thursday, 10 people were buried living when a landslide crashed West Kameng district of the northeastern land on Friday.

A PTI report stated five officials of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) are missing due to the landslide in Bhalukpong, 220 km west of state capital Itanagar.

In Uttarakhand, hit by torrential rains since Thursday night, the toll is expected to rise, chief minister Harish Rawat told.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed sorrow over the destruction of lives and hoped normalcy would return at the primitive.



The death and destruction in Chamoli and Pithoragarh came just over three years after more than 5,000 people were killed when the Kedar valley was hit by a similar cloudburst, a term used to describe highly concentrated rainfall over a small area and lasting for a few minutes to few hours.

In Dehradun, officials said the number of verified deaths at 11 based on the number of dead bodies found.


Rawat announced Rs two lakh as exgratia to the next family of each dead.


Rescue workers employed helicopters to move the injured to hospitals but were hindered due to poor clarity, officials said.

A unit of the Natural Disaster Response Force (NDRF) failed to reach the accident sites – around 180 km apart – as choppers could not reach due to bad weather.

“We have reported 12 cm rain in the 24 hours in Kapkot (Pithoragarh),” said Vikram Singh, the state metrological department head. The metrological office also announced alert for heavy rains in several parts of the state in the next 48 hours.