U'khand: Danger far from over as fresh rainfall is predicted

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New Delhi, July 2: The woes might be far from over for Uttarakhand, a state virtually washed away in a mid-June fury. The Meteorological department has issued a warning that heavy rain is likely to lash the beleaguered state towards the end of this week.

The rainfall might be lesser in volume compared to that of June 16, but its impact could be severe in terms of disrupting the ongoing relief activities in the beleaguered state.


The ISRO, meanwhile, said it had done its best to facilitate the rescue operations in the state and claimed to play a big role in saving thousands of lives.

ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan, soon after the launching of India's first navigation satellite IRNSS-1A from Sriharikota, said the ISRO did its best by providing imagery and equipment for the rescue operations.

The ISRO reportedly gave 12 satellite phones and other communication tools for personnel engaged in the relief operations. Over 1,000 calls were made from them, the chairman said, adding that they are still in touch with the Uttarakhand government, Union home ministry and the National Disaster Management Authority.

Meanwhile reports said that over 800 people, who had gone to Uttarakhand from Uttar Pradesh, have gone missing.

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