Rains lashed various parts of Uttarakhand today after a brief let-up of a couple of days, triggering landslides at many places that blocked many key roads including national highways.
In Sensari village of Tehri district, 55-year-old woman Prema Devi was working in her field last evening when a cloudburst washed her away along with the patch of land where she was working, Disaster Management and Mitigation Centre (DMMC) sources here said today.
A search is on in the area to find the woman, they said.
Landslips caused by overnight rains blocked Rishikesh-Badrinath highway at Maithana in Chamoli district, Rishikesh-Gangotri highway at Nalupani and Rishikesh-Yamunotri highway at Kalayani in Uttarkashi district, sources said.
Moderate to rather heavy rainfall has lashed various parts of the state since last evening, with Ranikhet in Almora district receiving maximum 48 mm of showers followed by Haldwani in Nainital, which got 44 mm of rains, the MeT department said.
Badkot received 30.2 MM of rainfall whereas Dehradun was lashed by 22.3 MM of showers, it said.
According to a MeT forecast, rain and thundershowers are likely to occur at a few places in the state in the next 24 hours, with possibility of rather heavy showers at isolated places.
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