Occupants inside a Hyundai Santro had a narrow escape when they barely managed to get to safety before their car was swept away on a flooded street in Uttarakhand's Haldwani.
According to news agency ANI, the Santro was stuck on the flooded street with another car - an i20, and an autorickshaw. The force of rainwater was such that all three vehicles were swaying dangerously. Passengers in both cars barely managed to climb to the rood of their vehicles before jumping their way to safety. And just as they reached the top of the i20, the Santro was washed away. It is being reported that the i20 too was eventually swept away but by then, all the occupants had reached dry land.
#WATCH: Passengers in 2 cars & auto rickshaw escape just before 1 of the cars on flooded street gets washed away in water in Haldwani. The second car was also washed away after some time. #Uttarakhand pic.twitter.com/9C9J7nZadH
— ANI (@ANI) July 30, 2018
Flooding has been a massive problem in many parts of the state with incessant rainfall taking a toll. While the plains have seen waterlogging and flooding, mountainous regions have witnessed several instances of landslides and boulders coming down on roads to block traffic.
The Met department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall to continue across Uttarakhand for most parts of this week.