Three-day state mourning declared in Uttarakhand

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Dehradun, June 20: The Uttarakhand government today declared a three-day state mourning in view of the calamity triggered by incessant rains in the state.

"Massive damages have been caused to life and property by the flash floods and landslides brought by torrential rains in their wake. A three-day state mourning from June 20-22 has been declared in view of the tragedy," Secretary, Administration, S S Negi said.

The tricolour will fly at half-mast on government buildings and institutions during the period. No inaugural or ceremonial functions will be held across the state during the period, he said.

Uttarakhand Flood

Meanwhile, the Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre today reopened many roads blocked by landslides including Joshimath-Karnaprayag, Rishikesh-Uttarakshi, Dharasu-Chamba, Gochar,Rudraparayag-Shrinagar-Rishikesh, Pauri-Kotdwar, Guptkashi-Mayali-Tibtiya-Tehri, Uttarkashi-Chinyalisaur, Karnaparayag-Ranikhet-Kathgodam, Dharasu-Badkot- Damra-Dehradun.

Other roads which have been reopened are Mayali-Tiwara-Rudraprayag, Chainyalisaur-Subakholi -Mussoorie, Ghansali-Tipri-Devprayag, Ghansali- Tipri- New Tehri, Tehri-Chamba-Mussorie, Chamba-Rishikesh and Tuni-Chakrata -Sahiya-Kalsi-Dehradun.

PTI

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