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Flood hits Uttarakhand, death toll reaches 63

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    Uttarakhand
    Dehra Dun, Sep 20: Following two days' cloudburst, heavy rain and landslides, the death toll in Uttarakhand reached to 63 on Monday, Sep 20.

    According the state government source, Naintal accounted for 11 deaths, Haridwar seven and Pauri three.

    Flowing two meter above the danger mark in Haridwar, river Ganga flooded several areas in the district with holy place Har-Ki-Puari completely submerged under water.

    Rescue operation reached to the region and one official informed that seven people were still trapped under the debris of flattened houses in cloudburst-hit villages.

    State government on Sep 20, issued order to shut all the schools for three days.

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank sought help from BJP leader Sushma Swaraj and she held telephonic talks with the prime minister to take emergency steps to tackle the situation in the state.

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