Massive landslide in Uttarakhand after rain

Massive landslide in Uttarakhand after rain

One killed in Himachal building collapse

Massive landslide in Uttarakhand after rain

Heavy rain triggered a massive landslide in Uttarakhand, leading to closure of the highway connecting Nainital to Rampur and affecting supplies to this popular tourist town.

Rain also resulted in the death of one person in a building collapse incident in Himachal Pradesh. In the national capital, it was a pleasant day with the mercury settling at two notches below normal.

“The maximum temperature was recorded at 31.5 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal while the minimum settled at 26.4 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year,” a MeT official said.

The humidity levels oscillated between 81 and 69 % and nil rainfall was recorded.In Himachal Pradesh, a 23-year-old man was killed, while several others were buried under the debris as a five-storeyed dilapidated building collapsed near Saraswati Nagar in Rohroo area of Shimla district following heavy rain.

Five persons who were rescued were admitted to hospital, said SDM, Rohroo, Y P S Verma. He added that efforts were on to rescue the people trapped inside the collapsed building and help of the NDRF has also been sought.

Moderate rain occurred in some parts of the state with Paonta Sahib being the wettest with 40 mm rain. Minimum temperatures dropped marginally and Keylong was the coldest with 10.2 degrees Celsius. Una was hottest in the region with maximum temperature of 35.6 degrees Celsius.

In Uttarakhand, a massive landslide occurred as a consequence of heavy rain near Do Gaon, 25 km from Nainital. National Highway 87 connecting Nainital to Rampur remained closed for the whole day due to the landslide. Traffic was diverted to Nainital via Bhimtal with a detour of extra 25 km.

Traffic disrupted

However, traffic on this road was also disrupted for a few hours as there was a landslide on this route near Salari. In Bihar, light to moderate rainfall occurred in many places of the state since Tuesday. Heavy rainfall was witnessed in Nawada district which received 8 cm rain, the Met office said. 

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