Uttarakhand: Cloudburst hits a Dehradun village; rescue teams rushes in


Dehradun: A cloudburst occurred in Raipur block in Uttarakhand’s Dehradun district in the early hours of the morning today.

The cloudburst was reported by locals at 2:45 am today in Sarkhet village in the district. The State Disaster Response Force or SDRF team rushed to the spot after getting information.

“All the people stuck in the village were rescued while some took shelter in a resort nearby,” the disaster response team said.

“Due to the continuous torrential rains since yesterday, the Tamasa river flowing near the famous Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple in Dehradun has taken a formidable form. Due to which the contact of Mata Vaishno Devi Cave Yoga Temple and Tapkeshwar Mahadev has been lost, the pool has also been damaged. By the grace of God, there has been no loss of life or property,” said Acharya Bipin Joshi, the founder of the temple.

Meanwhile, heavy rainfall also triggered flash floods near Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Katra town in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir this morning.

In view of the heavy rains and flash floods, the upward movement of devotees in Mata Vaishno Devi temple was stopped for some time.

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