Pithoragarh: Three individuals, together with two girls, had been buried underneath muck and particles on account of landslides brought on by heavy rains in two separate incidents in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district, officers mentioned.
In one of many incidents, two individuals received buried underneath muck that entered their home at Dhamigaon village in Dharchula on Sunday night time following heavy rains.
In one other incident, a lady was buried underneath particles on account of a landslide in Gothi village in Munsiyari sub-division on Monday morning, officers mentioned.
Vijay Jogdande, district Justice of the Peace (DM), Pithoragarh, mentioned, “The district management room obtained the details about the Dhamigaon incident on Monday morning from a villager after which rescue groups had been despatched to the spot.”
“The deceased individuals have been recognized as Bishna Devi (55) and Jawahar Singh (30). Search and rescue operation is on to search out their our bodies,” mentioned Jogdande.
In one other incident, the lady, who’s but to be recognized, was buried underneath particles that fell from uphill on account of a landslide.
“She had gone out to gather cow dung, when out of the blue the particles fell and buried her. Efforts are on to go looking her physique,” mentioned Girija Shankar Joshi, district data officer, Pithoragarh.
Pithoragarh is the worst-affected district within the hill state on account of heavy rains.
A minimum of 12 folks died within the district in a cloudburst not too long ago.