Heavy rains in several Indian states including Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttarakhand on Saturday led to flash floods and landslides. 33 deaths have been reported in the incident. News from NDTV.
At least 22 people, including 8 members of a family, have been killed in landslides and floods in Himachal Pradesh due to rains that started on Friday. 10 others were also injured.
Deputy Commissioner Arindam Chowdhury told news agency PTI that 6 missing people are feared dead in Mandi.
Uttarakhand also reported 4 deaths and 10 missing due to heavy rains. Hundreds of thousands of villagers have been evacuated to safer shelters as the waters of several rivers in the state crossed the danger mark and several bridges were washed away.
The flood situation is expected to further worsen due to fresh heavy rains in several parts of eastern flood-hit Odisha. Already, about 500 villages of the state are affected. 4 people died there due to fresh heavy rains.
NDTV also reported that 70 passengers were rescued after a boat was swept away by strong currents in Mahanadi river on Saturday.
Heavy rains have inundated the low-lying areas of several districts of Jharkhand and uprooted trees and electricity poles in numerous areas. A woman’s death has been reported in West Singhbum district. The mud wall of her house fell on the woman, officials said.
Two more people drowned in swollen Nalkari river in Ramgarh district.
The Vishnu Devi Yatra has resumed from Saturday morning after the suspension of the Yatra in Kashmir’s Reasi district on Friday night due to flood-like conditions on the pilgrims’ route due to heavy rains.
Heavy rains are likely to occur in western parts of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday and eastern Rajasthan on Monday, the weather forecast said.