Rains kill 4 in U`khand, Chardham Yatra halted

Four more persons were killed and `Chardham Yatra` was halted as heavy rains lashed Uttarakhand today paralysing normal life with most of the rivers flowing at danger level.

Last Updated: Sep 08, 2010, 15:50 PM IST

Dehra Dun: Four more persons were killed and
`Chardham Yatra` was halted as heavy rains lashed Uttarakhand
today paralysing normal life with most of the rivers flowing
at danger level.

A woman and her two children were killed when their house
collapsed over them following heavy rains at Mehargaon village
in Tehri district, officials said.

In a similar incident at Lakshmanpur area in Vikasnagar
town, a woman was buried alive under the debris of her house.
So far, heavy rains have claimed more than 100 lives in the state this monsoon season.
Meanwhile, the `Chardham Yatra` comprising pilgrimage to
the four hilly shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and
Gangotri was halted as heavy rains triggered a series of
landslides at a number of areas in Garhwal Himalayas.

Work is on to clear the debris and repair the roads, the
officials said.
Ganga, Yamuna and their tributaries were also flowing at
danger level in most of the areas in the state.

Met office forecast more rains in the state tomorrow.

PTI