`100 villages in U`khand prone to natural disasters`

Last Updated: Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 18:25

Dehradun: About 100 villages in Uttarakhand
are prone to natural disasters, a recent official report
stated.

According to a report of state`s Disaster Management and
Mitigation Centre (DMMC), about 35 villages have been found
unsafe in Chamoli district where as in Pithoragarh 23 villages
are prone to natural disasters like landslides and
earthquakes.

Both Chamoli and Pithoragarh districts are seismically
highly sensitive and fall in Zone-V.

Official sources said the report has been forwarded to
the state government, which is working out a plan to
rehabilitate these villages elsewhere in the state.

A massive landslide extensively damaged three villages
of Pithoragarh yesterday. 21 people were killed and 22 missing
from villages of Lah, Jhakla and Bedu Mehar of Munsyari tehsil
that were badly hit by the landslides, triggered by a
cloudburst.

Bureau Report



First Published: Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 18:25

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