2 killed due to landslide, stone pelts after heavy rains in Pithoragarh – Uttarakhand 2 killed due to landslide stone pelts after heavy rains in Pithoragarh NODBK

The officer said that Ahmed was the owner of the truck and was on his way to Pilibhit to bring vegetables to Pithoragarh when the incident happened.  (signal photo)

The officer said that Ahmed was the owner of the truck and was on his way to Pilibhit to bring vegetables to Pithoragarh when the incident happened. (signal photo)

The CO said that in another incident, vegetable trader Khaleel Ahmed (55) died after being hit by a stone that fell from the hill near the Ghat bridge.

Pithoragarh. In Pithoragarh district, two people died on Saturday after being hit by stones that fell from the mountains after a landslide due to heavy rains. Pithoragarh Circle Officer (CO) RS Rautela said that Dafedar Singh (65), a laborer from Uttar Pradesh, died after being hit by stones in Sungri area of ​​Gangolihat when he was standing near a tin shed. The officer said that the stones hit Singh’s stomach and head. He died on the way to a hospital in Gangolihat. The CO said that in another incident, vegetable trader Khaleel Ahmed (55) died after being hit by a stone that fell from the hill near the Ghat bridge. He was standing near his truck at the time of the incident. The officer said that Ahmed was the owner of the truck and was on his way to Pilibhit to bring vegetables to Pithoragarh when the incident happened.

At the same time, yesterday it was reported that due to the first monsoon rains in Almora district, life has become completely disturbed. Half a dozen rural roads have been closed in the district. The electricity department has suffered damage due to falling trees at many places and power failure in dozens of villages. Bageshwar disaster officer Shikha says that a tree has fallen on the main line from Shama to Liti-Gogina-Kimu, which has stalled power supply in two dozen villages. A dozen roads have been closed and JCB machines are working to open them. Due to incessant rain, we are facing a lot of difficulties in working. Nevertheless, efforts are being made to open the roads soon and restore power.

The district administration will get help to deal with the situation.

Almora disaster officer Rakesh Joshi said that wherever the information of road closure is coming, disaster teams are cutting trees on the spot and roads are being opened by JCB machines. Situation is normal now. Whatever roads are closed, they will be opened soon. NDRF team has also reached Almora. The district administration will get help to deal with any serious situation.




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