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Rains kill 4 in U'khand, Chardham Yatra halted

india Updated: Sep 08, 2010 16:02 IST

Four more persons were killed and 'Chardham Yatra' was halted as heavy rains lashed Uttarakhand on Wednesday paralysing normal life with most of the rivers flowing at danger level.

A woman and her two children were killed when their house collapsed over them following heavy rains at Mehargaon village in Tehri district, officials said.

In a similar incident at Lakshmanpur area in Vikasnagar town, a woman was buried alive under the debris of her house.

So far, heavy rains have claimed more than 100 lives in the state this monsoon season.

Meanwhile, the 'Chardham Yatra' comprising pilgrimage to the four hilly shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri was halted as heavy rains triggered a series of landslides at a number of areas in Garhwal Himalayas.

Work is on to clear the debris and repair the roads, the officials said.

Ganga, Yamuna and their tributaries were also flowing at danger level in most of the areas in the state.

Met office forecast more rains in the state on Thursday.