Dehra Dun: At least five persons were feared killed and several other missing in a cloudburst at Thatiyur area of Tehri district in the wee hours on Thursday.
The cloudburst struck around 0200 hours when the people of the area were sleeping, police said, adding nearly a dozen houses were washed away.
A team of senior police and administrative officers have rushed to the spot to launch rescue operations.
"We have started rescue work," said SP Tehri Rajiv Swaroop.
A relief of Rs one lakh has been announced for the victims.