CLOUDBRUST In Devprayag, Shops, Houses Damaged

Devprayag (Uttarakhand) 12May

Several shops and houses have been damaged because of a cloudburst at Uttarakhand’s Devprayag, around 120 kilometres from Dehradun, news agency ANI has reported. No report of any casualty has been received so far. Relief and rescue teams have been rushed to the spot, a top police official said.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah called Uttarkhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat to enquire about the situation arising out of cloudburst in the state. The Centre has offered all assistance to the state to deal with the situation arising out of the natural calamity.

According to officials, the cloudburst hit at around 5 pm, damaging nearly a dozen shops and other properties. Since most of these business establishments were closed due to Covid restrictions, no injury has been reported.

The water level in the area is rising. here, rescue operation underway,” Mahipal Singh Rawat, SHO Devparyag said.