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Two killed in rain-related incidents in U'khand

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

Two people were killed and as many injured inseparate rain-related incidents as heavy overnight rains lashed Uttarakhand, the (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 district, the SEOC here said.

Tasin was on his way to Selaqui, on the outskirts of the district, it added.

In another incident, one person was killed and two others were injured when a veered off a slippery road and fell into a gorge near the Lakhwar bend in late last night, it said.

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 district's Dharchula area, it said.

Authorities said the body's condition suggested that the woman died 8-10 days ago.

A swollen Ramganga river in Pithoragarh's Thal area damaged the boundary wall and courtyard of which stands on its

Most of the rivers in Kumaon region including Kali, Gori and Saryu rivers in 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 in district is flowing about two metres below the danger mark, it said.

The is on alert as the meteorological department has predicted heavy rains in various parts of over the next 24 hours.

Yesterday, at least seven people were killed in the state in rain-related incidents.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 17:20 IST