New Delhi, July 3 (G’nY News Service): Along with the monsoon, the incidents of natural calamities seems to be increasing. A day after landslides in Darjeeling, the state of Uttarakhand witnessed landslides in the Rudraprayag district. Experts reveal that the landslides were caused by the incessant rains that lashed the state on Thursday, July 2.
Massive damage to property has been reported, disrupting the day to day life. According to reports, the Haldwani- Ramanagar highway has been blocked by the slurry, restricting the movement of vehicles and pilgrims. The tourism industry of the state has also been affected by the torrential rain with the Jim Corbett Park remaining shut due to heavy rains in the region.
Heavy rains along with strong winds uprooted trees in many regions of Uttarakhand. Electricity supply was disrupted and heavy traffic chaos is being reported. No casualty has been reported so far.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said the country received around 189.5 millimetres of rain in June as against a normal of around 163.6 millimetres.
Earlier in 2013, the state witnessed flash floods that claimed over 5,000 lives.
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