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4 People Died In A Landslide In Chamba, Uttarakhand, And A Search Operation Is Underway

On Monday, a landslide in Chamba, Uttarakhand’s Tehri district, claimed the lives of four people.

Personnel from the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are conducting a search operation there.

Images from the scene show the removal of the landslide debris using powerful vehicles like bulldozers. Two to three youngsters were first believed to be trapped, according to the SDRF, and fatalities were subsequently confirmed in the evening.

According to Tehri Senior Superintendent of Police Navneet Singh Bhullar, a 30-year-old man’s corpse was discovered in the evening among the rubble. Local resident Prakash has been identified as the dead.

Along with Prakash, two other ladies and a baby under four months old were also killed at the scene, according to PTI. They have been identified as Poonam Khanduri, her sister-in-law Saraswati Devi, and her four-month-old baby.

According to Bhullar, a search is being conducted for a second missing individual, according to PTI.

As the landslide struck a taxi stand next to the Chamba police station, several further cars may potentially be stuck, according to Bhullar.

According to the police, the landslide has shut the New Tehri-Chamba motor road, according to the PTI.

In the meantime, the DM ordered the closure of all kindergarten through grade 12 schools as well as anganwadi centers on Tuesday in the Tehri district’s Bhilangana, Chamba, Narendra Nagar, and Jaunpur due to the weather service’s heavy rain alert for various parts of Uttarakhand over the next two days, according to PTI.

 

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