By recent estimates, about 40 people are killed, and many are still missing due to the heavy rain and flash floods. For the past three days, these flash floods are triggered by heavy monsoon clouds.
The flood and rain washed hundreds of villages, mud houses, bridges and roads in places of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
More heavy rain is predicted for the next two days, predicted by the Indian Meteorological Department. In the state of Himachal Pradesh, 36 people were killed, and more than hundreds of people were taken to relief camps.
In Uttarakhand, after a series of cloud bursts, 4 people died, and more than 13 people went missing. Ranjit Kumar Sinha of Uttarakhand’s disaster management department said,
We have deployed choppers to rescue people who are stuck in remote areas due to rain-related incidents. The rescue operation is in full swing.
Floods and landslides have become common in the Northern part of India during the monsoon months. Last year, during flash floods, at least 200 people were either killed or washed away by the rain in Uttarakhand.