2 Killed, 5 Buried Under Debris After Landslide Hits Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh


Dehradun: At least two persons were killed while five others were buried under debris following a landslide near Jumma village in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district on Monday.

Taking to Twitter, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said that the authorities have been directed to expedite the rescue mission.

Reportedly, rains have been lashing the Pithoragarh district for the past four to five days. Several incidents of landslides have been reported from the district.

Last week, on Saturday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued a yellow alert for Nainital, Bageshwar, and Pithoragarh districts in Uttarakhand for August 29-30. The weather department had forecast heavy rainfall in these districts.

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