Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat visits cloudburst affected areas


A day after a cloudburst hit Devprayag in Tehri district, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat on Wednesday visited the affected areas along with his ministerial colleagues for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation.

Accompanied by Cabinet Minister Subodh Uniyal, Disaster Management Minister Dhan Singh Rawat and local MLA Vinod Kandari, the CM also met the affected people and assured them of all help. He asked District Magistrate Iva Shrivastava to extend assistance to the affected people at the earliest.

The cloudburst on Tuesday razed 2 municipal buildings to the ground and damaged several shops. It also damaged pedestrian bridges, water pipelines and electricity supply lines. The cloudburst occurred over the Shanta river causing inundation of areas along its banks. A number of shops in Dashrath Danda Parvat area of Devprayag were damaged. However, there was no loss of life as people had moved to safe locations.

Rs8 lakh, gold, silver ornaments found during rescue operation

In the ongoing rescue operation at Devprayag, the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) found Rs8 lakh cash, and jewellery. The gold and silver jewellery were found in a jewellery store vault, informed Director-General of police (DGP) Ashok Kumar on Wednesday.

According to the DGP, the recovered amount and jewellery, have been handed over in writing in the presence of the shop owner.

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