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Uttarakhand: 2 dead, 2 critically injured in Joshimath house collapse | India News


Two people died and two others were critically injured after a house collapsed in Helang under Joshimath town in Uttarakhand Wednesday following a landslide triggered by heavy rainfall in the region.

The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) said it was informed that a house near a crusher plant in Helang was damaged by a landslide, and some people were buried under the debris.

According to SDRF officials, seven people were in the house when it collapsed but three escaped with minor injuries while four others got buried under the rubble. The team rescued three people by cutting concrete roofs and sent them to Joshimath CHC for treatment. While one body was recovered from the spot, another person died during treatment.

A statement issued by the state information department said the remaining two critically injured people were later shifted to a better medical facility with the help of the Heli Ambulance service.

In another incident, a bridge connecting Goundar village and Madmaheshwar valley got washed away Monday, leaving over 50 people stranded.

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An SDRF team used the rope river crossing method to rescue all stranded people.

Meanwhile, a tourist camp was also hit by a landslide in the Mohanchatti area of Pauri Garhwal district Monday. A 10-year-old girl was rescued from the rubble, and two bodies were also recovered from the site. The SDRF rescue team has deployed advanced search equipment like thermal imaging cameras and locating devices to trace other victims buried under the debris.

According to data provided by the State Emergency Operation Center, a total of 64 people have died in rain-related mishaps in the state since June 15. In addition to this, 41 people have been injured and 24 are still missing. Over 41 houses have fully collapsed, 130 are severely damaged, and 1,207 houses are partially damaged owing to heavy rain and landslides.





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