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.
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.
First Published: Friday, August 12, 2011, 11:33