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Boulders crush house, kill six

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Dehradun, July 12, 2013
First Published: 00:40 IST(12/7/2013) | Last Updated: 00:42 IST(12/7/2013)

Six members of a family, including four children, in Uttarakhand’s Nainital district died in their sleep after boulders loosened by the flood and rains flattened their house on Wednesday night.

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As the weather remained erratic, choppers could make only a limited number of sorties to transport ration to disaster-affected districts such as Rudraprayag, Uttarkashi and Chamoli.

Meanwhile, a lake formed by the melting of glaciers at Satopanth in Chamoli district poses a threat to Badrinath, Joshimath and Karnaprayag.

“We have issued an alert following instructions from the state Disaster Management and Mitigation department,” said the Chamoli district magistrate, A Murugesan.


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