An aerial view of flood-affected areas of Uttarakhand (Photo/ANI)
An aerial view of flood-affected areas of Uttarakhand (Photo/ANI)

Death toll in rain-battered Uttarakhand's Champawat rises to 10

ANI | Updated: Oct 20, 2021 16:41 IST


Champawat (Uttarakhand) [India], October 20 (ANI): The death toll in rain-battered Uttarakhand's Champawat district went up to 10 after the four bodies buried in the debris were retrieved on Wednesday, informed the state government.
"With the weather clearing up, relief work is underway in the affected areas of the Champawat district. The death toll from the disaster in the district has gone up to 10 after four bodies buried in the debris were retrieved today," the officials said.
Amid torrential rains, the hilly state has witnessed flooded roads, buildings and overflowing rivers leaving people stranded in various places.

The overall death toll in rain-battered Uttarakhand has mounted to 46 following several incidents of flash floods and landslides in the past few days.
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami also announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakhs for the families of 46 people who died due to heavy rains in the state.
He further informed that a relief amount of Rs 10 crore has been released for every district and the officials have been instructed to re-open roads that have been blocked due to heavy rains. (ANI)

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