Uttarakhand rains: Death toll mounts to 76, 14 still missing | Dehradun News

DEHRADUN/ALMORA: Uttarakhand’s director basic of police (DGP) Ashok Kumar mentioned on Sunday that over 65,000 other people had been stored from getting stuck within the rain-induced crisis that ravaged the state on October 18 and 19.
“After receiving the elements alert 24 hours prematurely, police stopped a minimum of 65,000 other people – 48,000 in Garhwal and 17,000 in Kumaon — from going to the hills and stored them from getting trapped within the crisis,” Kumar mentioned.
He added that the dying toll because of the rain-induced crisis within the state these days stood at 76, with 14 other people nonetheless lacking, together with 8 trekkers — six of whom had long gone trekking in Bageshwar and two in Uttarkashi.
Kumar, who was once in Nainital to take inventory of the continued aid and rescue operations, mentioned police have evacuated 48,000 other people and rescued just about 10,000 –9,500 within the worst-affected Kumaon area and 500 in Garhwal — in a rescue operation this is nonetheless ongoing.
Out of the 76 deaths, 59 are in Kumaon and 17 in Garhwal, the DGP mentioned, including, “A number of the 14 lacking individuals, six had been both washed away or buried alive in particles.”
He added that rescue operations are nonetheless ongoing at positive puts equivalent to Gunji, Darma valley, Pindari glacier and Ramgarh in Nainital district. In the meantime, TV cricket commentator Charu Sharma was once a few of the trekkers who were given caught amid the fierce rains. He was once taking a go back and forth to the Pindari Glacier in Bageshwar district. After the elements alert was once sounded, he was once pressured to go back midway.