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Cloudburst in Chamoli: Two killed, 2 buried under rubble

At least two people were killed died and two others buried in rubble after a Border Road Organisation (BRO) hut collapsed due to a landslide triggered by a cloudburst on Friday in Chamoli district, officials said

dehradun Updated: Jul 20, 2018 22:01 IST
Nihi Sharma
Nihi Sharma
Hindustan Times, Dehradun
Four people, including two kids, were inside a hut that collapsed due to a landslide triggered by a cloudburst in Chamoli district on Friday. (Photo credit: SDRF)

At least two people were killed died and two others buried in rubble after a Border Road Organisation (BRO) hut collapsed due to a landslide triggered by a cloudburst on Friday in Chamoli district, officials said.

The incident occurred between Juma and Bhapkund on main Joshimath-Malari road, over 300 km from the state capital.

As per the details of State Emergency Operation Centre of Department of Disaster Management, the cloudburst was reported between 5.30-6 am.

Four people, including two kids, were inside the hut when the incident took place. The BRO and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) recovered two bodies and other missing people are feared dead.

Secretary disaster Amit Singh Negi said, “Bodies of two people were recovered and two others are still missing. We fear the missing persons are also dead. However, our rescue teams are still searching the area.”

The dead are identified as 18-month-old Sunil and 36-year-old Tulsa Devi, the son and wife of Prem Bahadur, while the missing are 36-year-old Gopal and 2-year-old Gaurav, the son of Kishan Bahadur, said Chamoli district information office.

The BRO was the first to report the matter. There were other huts in the area but only one collapsed due to landslide, people close to the matter said.

On July 16, a cloudburst in Chamoli district posed threat to the property of people. In Ghat and Tharali sub divisions, several houses collapsed and vehicles were washed away. No human casualty or injury was reported in that incident.

First Published: Jul 20, 2018 22:01 IST