Uttarakhand is battered by heavy rainfall, which has caused severe flooding in major towns in the state. As of October 20 morning, at least 42 people were reported dead, and many missing. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has announced financial aid of Rs 4 lakh for the families of the deceased. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also expressed condolence over the loss of lives and informed that rescue operations are in motion to help the afftected.
Modi tweeted, “I am anguished by the loss of lives due to heavy rainfall in parts of Uttarakhand. May the injured recover soon. Rescue operations are underway to help those affected. I pray for everyone's safety and well-being."
The Naini lake has overflown, and the under-construction bridge on the Chalthi river has been washed away. Home Minister Amit Shah will be visiting Uttarakhand today to take stock of the situation.
Here are 10 viral videos highlighting the situation in Uttarakhand:
1. Indian Army rescues tourists stuck in shops due to floods
अपनी जान की बाजी लगाकर दूसरों के काम आना, यही तो Indian army की पहचान है...हर मुश्किल समय में हमारे जवान ही सबसे पहले मदद को आगे आते हैं... हमें खुशी है हम इसी भारतीय सेना के अंग थेहमारे जवानों के इस जज्बे को सलाम???? pic.twitter.com/pAJMrx3jd8— Col Ajay Kothiyal, KC, SC, VSM (R.) (@ColAjayKothiyal) October 19, 2021
2. A portion of the Kathgodam-Delhi railway near Gaula river in Haldwani washed away
#WATCH | A portion of the railway line connecting Kathgodam and Delhi near Gaula river in Uttarakhand's Haldwani was damaged earlier today amid heavy rainfall in the region. pic.twitter.com/onYhSwhdlK— ANI (@ANI) October 19, 2021
3. Residents swim around the Naina Devi temple
Global warming certainly is the cause for drastic climatic changes but #Uttarakhand authorities are solely responsible for several disasters in the state. If the gates at Tallital were properly working this could have been avoided. Video from the Naina Devi Mandir 5/n pic.twitter.com/AIDlE0vmeV— Noman Siddiqui (@nomansiddiqui) October 19, 2021
4. Indian Air Force inducts 3 Dhruv helicopters at Pantnagar for rescue operations
#WATCH | IAF has inducted 3 x Dhruv helicopters at Pantnagar for flood relief efforts. 25 people marooned at 3 locations near Sunder Khal village were airlifted to safer areas by these helicopters. (Video Source: IAF)#uttarakhandrains pic.twitter.com/s9rjjaOaFt— ANI (@ANI) October 19, 2021
5. NDRF evacuate 87 people from Chara to Khairna (Garampani) in Nainital
6. Naini lake overflows on to Mall road
7. Locals atop a bridge on Gaula River in Haldwani alert a motorcyclist
#WATCH | Uttarakhand:Locals present at a bridge over Gaula River in Haldwani shout to alert a motorcycle rider who was coming towards their side by crossing the bridge that was getting washed away due to rise in water level. Motorcycle rider turned back & returned to his own side pic.twitter.com/Ps4CB72uU9— ANI (@ANI) October 19, 2021
8. All gates of Nanak Sagar Dam opened after exponential rise in water level
9. SDRF carry out rescue operations in residential areas of Rudrapur in Udham Singh Nagar district
#WATCH | Uttarakhand: SDRF carried out rescue operations in residential areas of Rudrapur in Udham Singh Nagar district, which faces a flood-like situation due to rainfall.SDRF Commandant Navneet Singh also joined in the rescue operations. (19.10.2021) pic.twitter.com/0LKc2TmJ08— ANI (@ANI) October 20, 2021
10. A house collapses due to flood-induced landslides
Uttarakhand Rains Updates: 46 killed, 11 missing; CM Dhami says ‘massive damage’ across stateSources suggest that 40 #IndianAirForce and #NDRF have been deployed in the worst-hit areas to carry out rescue operations.#uttarakhandrains #Uttarakhand pic.twitter.com/CaVIisUDUe— Tirthankar Das (@tirthaMirrorNow) October 20, 2021