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One dies in cloudburst in Uttarakhand

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One person died while another went missing after a cloud burst hit areas close to Almora and Chamoli districts here on Sunday.

Tripti Bhatt, Commandant of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), told ANI, "Based on the information received, a team of SDRF and district police has rushed to the spot. The body of an old man has been retrieved from the spot."

Following the inclement weather condition, one person is said to be missing from the area and search operation is underway, she added.

Earlier today, an alert was issued in Almora district with the water levels in the Ramganga river rising after the cloud burst.

In Kheeda village of the district, water flooded many houses due to continuous rain in the area. Besides, many cow-shelters have reportedly been affected and loss to livestock occurred due to sudden rain.

SDRF teams are keeping a watch on the situation.

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First Published: Mon, June 03 2019. 18:44 IST