Woman washed away in cloudburst, rains lash Uttarakhand

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 13:01

Dehradun: A woman was swept away in a cloudburst as moderate to rather heavy rains lashed parts of Uttarakhand since Tuesday night after a brief let-up in rainfall over the last few days.

55-year-old Prema Devi was working in her field in Sensari village of Thauldar block of Tehri district last evening when a cloudburst washed her away along with the patch of land where she was working, State Disaster Management and Mitigation Centre sources here said on Wednesday.

A search is on in the area to find the woman, they said.

Moderate to rather heavy rains have lashed parts of the state since last evening with Ranikhet in Almora district receiving the maximum 48.MM of showers followed by Haldwani in Nainital district which recorded 44 MM of rains, the MeT department here said.

Badkot received 30.2 MM of rainfall whereas Dehradun was lashed by 22.3 MM of showers, it said.

Rain and thundershowers at a few places and more than moderate rains in isolated places in Uttarakhand are likely in the next 24 hours, the weatherman said.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 13:01

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