Twelve dead in cloudburst in Uttarakhand

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Dehradun, Sept 14: Twelve people died and four others were injured as dozens of houses caved in following a cloudburst in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district on Friday, Sept 14.

A large number of people are feared trapped in the debris and rescue operations have been launched, Disaster Management and Mitigation department officials here said citing initial reports. Incessant rains since Thursday followed by a cloudburst in the wee hours on Friday have left a trail of destruction in Timada, Sansari, Giriya, Chunni and Mangali villages in the district, they said.

PTI 

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