Two people were killed and as many injured inseparate rain-related incidents as heavy overnight rains lashed Uttarakhand, the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) said today.
A resident of Jiwangarh, identified as Tasin (19), died today when a tree fell on his motorcycle in Vikasnagar area of the Dehradun district, the SEOC here said.
Tasin was on his way to Selaqui, on the outskirts of the district, it added.
The accident took place between 9 pm to 10 pm, when the vehicle was on its way from Mandi to Chakrata, the SEOC added.
A woman's body was recovered from Pithoragarh district's Dharchula area, it said.
Authorities said the body's condition suggested that the woman died 8-10 days ago.
Most of the rivers in Kumaon region including Kali, Gori and Saryu rivers in Pithoragarh and Sharda in Champawat town are flowing near the danger mark, the SEOC said.
Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers in Garhwal region's Rudraprayag district are flowing well below the danger level, while Bhagirathi river in Uttarkashi district is flowing about two metres below the danger mark, it said.
Yesterday, at least seven people were killed in the state in rain-related incidents.
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