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Uttarakhand rains: Death toll rises to 76

The death toll due to rain-related incidents in Uttarakhand mounted to 76, while and five people are still missing, said the Uttarakhand government.

Dehradun (Uttarakhand): The death toll due to rain-related incidents in Uttarakhand mounted to 76, while and five people are still missing, said the Uttarakhand government.

Besides this, 24 people were injured. The rain triggered landslides, house collapses and deluge caused large scale devastation and loss of life and property in the state.

Also, 224 houses were damaged in these incidents, earlier the state government informed.

Amid torrential rains, the hilly state has witnessed flooded roads, landslides, and overflowing rivers leaving people stranded in various places.

Earlier, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami announced that he would contribute his salary for the month of October 2021 towards the Uttarakhand’s Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF). His contribution to the CMRF was announced in the wake of the natural calamity that struck the state recently. (ANI)

first published:Oct. 27, 2021, 6:31 p.m.

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