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Uttarakhand receives light rains, river Ganga flowing close to danger mark

Press Trust of India
Aug 10, 2013 at 02:24pm IST

Most places in Uttarakhand on Saturday received light rains though the river Ganga was flowing close to the danger mark, flooding some villages.

Most of the places across the state, including Dehradun, received light showers, the MeT department said.

While Nainital received 17.6 MM of rains, Dehradun received just 4 mm of rains in the last 24 hours, it said.

Uttarakhand receives light rains, river Ganga flowing close to danger mark

Uttarakhand receives light rains, river Ganga flowing close to danger mark

The sky is clear in the state capital since morning, it added.

However, Haldwani in Nainital district received heavy showers with the maximum 112 MM rainfall recorded there in the past 24 hours, the weather man said.

Incessant rains over the past few days has swollen the Ganga at Haridwar, which was flowing close to the danger mark yesterday, inundating some villages in Luxor area, state Disaster Management and Mitigation Centre (DMMC) here said.

About 600-700 affected people have been evacuated to safety by the administration, it said.

The Ganga in Haridwar is flowing at 293.70 metres, whereas the danger mark is 294 metres, the DMMC said.

Pauri district was also lashed by moderate rains over the past few days with most of the rivers and canals in Lansdown area in spate.

The administration has asked people living close to the banks of rivers like Nayal and Mander in the area to move to safer places.

Power supply has been affected for the past 15 hours in Kedar valley, authorities here said.

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