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Updated on: Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 10:33 AM IST

Uttarakhand's Ranikhet and Almora remain cut off amid heavy rain and landslides; Amit Shah set to conduct aerial survey

IAF inducted Dhruv helicopters airlifts stranded people from 3 locations near Sunder Khal village to shifted them to safer place amid heavy rainfall, on Tuesday. | Photo: ANI

IAF inducted Dhruv helicopters airlifts stranded people from 3 locations near Sunder Khal village to shifted them to safer place amid heavy rainfall, on Tuesday. | Photo: ANI

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Torrential rains in the state have led to flash floods and landslides leading to the death of several people. As per the state's natural disaster incident report, around 46 people have died in a span of three days from October 17 to October 19. Against this backdrop, parts of the northern state remain cut off from the plains, with reports flagging a shortage of supplies.

According to reports, the Ranikhet and Almora areas continue to be somewhat inaccessible, with the former now facing shortage of fuel and other essentials. Low-voltage electricity has reportedly been restored after 24 hours and other services such as internet and network have been cut in many areas. Seven people were killed after heavy rains and landslides in Almora on Tuesday.

According to the State Disaster Management Secretary, Uttarakhand has recorded more than 200mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours. The maximum number of casualties have been from the Nainital district, with connectivity being restored on Tuesday evening after hours of struggle amid inclement weather.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is also expected to visit Uttarakhand on Wednesday evening to take stock of the situation arising out of incessant rains in the state. Earlier today Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami conducted an aerial survey of the affected areas.

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Published on: Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 10:33 AM IST
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