Dehradun: Three persons perished in
incessant rains that poured over various parts of Uttarakhand
for the third straight day on Tuesday.
The heavy rains also triggered landslides at several
places, blocking vehicular traffic to Badrinath and Yamunotri
shrines in Garhwal region and also at Tanakpur-Pithoragarh
Highway in Kumaon region.
Two teenaged girls were washed away in flash floods at
Mansari Chothan village of Pauri district while they were
returning home from school yesterday.
Another person was killed after being buried under
landslides at Bhimtal area of Naintal district. He was riding
a motorcycle when the incident took place last evening,
official sources said.
Earlier on Sunday, three persons went missing when a gush
of water flooded a causeway near Rajaji Park in Haridwar. "All
the three are still untracable," a police official said.
The downpour has resulted in water-level of major rivers
like Ganga and Yamuna rising menacingly.