Uttarakhand: Giant falling boulders pose threat to Kedarnath pilgrims

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Dehradun, Aug 3: In the wake of incessant rains across Uttarakhand in the wee hours on Sunday, Aug 2, about 155 pilgrims were stranded in Sonprayag area of Rudrprayag district.

Due to heavy rains, yatra was halted on Sunday and pilgrims as well as the residents had to face a lot of trouble.


Due to incessant rains and giant boulder falling in Munkatiya, pilgrims had to stop midway at Sonprayag, as the route had became dangerous.

According to government official, the boulders which are falling from mountains have been cleared off by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO).

Subsequently, in Haridwar, due to heavy rains, the water level of Solani river, near Roorkee increased and around 50 metre length of the artificial banking came off near Hasthmoli.

Due to incessant rains since Saturday night, the crops were submerged in water in surrounding villages.

However, the yatra resumed on Monday, Aug 3 morning. At 6 am, a batch of 155 piligrims moved forwarded from Sonprayag to continue their Kedarnath Char Dham Yatra.

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