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Rescue ops afoot after cloudburst in Uttarakhand


Rescue ops afoot after cloudburst in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand, July 03 (ANI): The rescue operations are underway following cloudburst and landslides in several villages of Uttarakhand. The Rishikesh-Badrinath national highway is still blocked at some places.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), Indian Army, Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), the state police and the revenue department teams are engaged in the operations. So far, over 15 bodies have been recovered and nearly 21 bodies are missing.

Meanwhile, electricity, telecommunication and water supply have been interrupted in the affected areas.

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