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55-year-old woman washed away in cloudburst as heavy rains continue

Press Trust of India
Aug 21, 2013 at 01:13pm IST

A woman was swept away in a cloudburst as moderate to rather heavy rains lashed parts of Uttarakhand since Tuesday night after a brief let-up in rainfall over the last few days.

55-year-old Prema Devi was working in her field in Sensari village of Thauldar block of Tehri district on Tuesday evening when a cloudburst washed her away along with the patch of land where she was working, State Disaster Management and Mitigation Centre sources said on Wednesday. A search is on in the area to find the woman, they said.

Moderate to rather heavy rains have lashed parts of the state since Tuesday evening with Ranikhet in Almora district receiving the maximum 48 mm of showers followed by Haldwani in Nainital district which recorded 44 MM of rains, the MeT department said.

55-year-old woman washed away in cloudburst as heavy rains continue

55-year-old woman washed away in cloudburst as heavy rains continue

Badkot received 30.2 mm of rainfall whereas Dehradun was lashed by 22.3 mm of showers, it said. Rain and thundershowers at a few places and more than moderate rains in isolated places in Uttarakhand are likely in the next 24 hours, the weatherman said.

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