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Five more killed in Uttarakhand cloudbursts

nation Updated: May 30, 2016 06:18 IST

DEHRADUN: Five more people were killed over the past 24 hours in Uttarakhand as heavy rains triggered by a series of cloudbursts hit Tehri and Uttarkashi districts. Uttarkashi’s Chinyalisaur area reported four fresh deaths. The toll in cloudburst now stands at six.

Four persons, including three women, were swept away in mudslide when a series of cloudbursts hit several villages in Chinyalisaur at 5pm and 10pm on Saturday, SDM Vijay Nath Shukla, who is on a visit to affected areas, told PTI.

The deceased have been identified as Shartna Devi, Sunaina and Godambari Devi (55) who hailed from Dargarh, Junga and Murogi localities.

Sunaina’s body has been recovered and a search is on for the rest, he said. Munshi Lal (40) was also swept away by a flood triggered by a cloudburst in Suri village, he said, adding 13 cattle were also buried alive under the debris.

First Published: May 30, 2016 06:18 IST