India

Downpour triggers landslides in Uttarakhand

  • IANS, Dehradun
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  • Updated: Jul 19, 2014 05:15 IST

Over 150 vehicles were Saturday stranded in Uttarakhand due to landslides following a downpour in Champawat district, an officials said. Actor Hemant Pandey, who has worked in Office Office teleseries, is among those stuck.

The vehicles are stuck amid a rockfall near Dhan on Tanakpur Road, Pandey told IANS.

He said machines have been deployed to clear the road.

Pandey hails from Uttarakhand and was in Lucknow for a flim shooting. He was visiting relatives in the state when he got stuck on the road.

District Official Deependra Kumar told IANS that downpour triggered the landslides near Dhan.

 

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