At the very least 34 individuals have died following days of heavy rains within the north Indian state of Uttarakhand, the state’s chief minister stated, as rescuers continued work to free these stranded on Wednesday.
Aerial footage of the affected areas confirmed engorged rivers and villages partially submerged by floodwaters.
“There may be enormous loss as a result of floods … the crops have been destroyed,” Pushkar Singh Dhami advised Reuters associate ANI after surveying the harm late on Tuesday.
“The locals are going through a number of issues, the roads are waterlogged, bridges have been washed away. To date 34 individuals have died and we try to normalize the state of affairs as quickly as doable.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated in a tweet he was “anguished” by the lack of life.
The Himalayan state of Uttarakhand is very liable to flooding. Greater than 200 have been feared killed in February after flash floods swept away a hydroelectric dam.
Unseasonably heavy rains throughout India have led to lethal floods in a number of areas of the nation in latest days. Authorities within the southern state of Kerala stated on Monday greater than 20 individuals had died there following landslides.
(Reporting by Alasdair Pal; Modifying by Jane Wardell)
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