Bad weather hits rescue operations in Uttarakhand, only 1,000 evacuated on Monday

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A devotee worships at the banks of flooded Bhagirathi River in Uttarkashi on Monday - PTI
Gauchar(Uttarakhand): Rescue operations by air and road in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand were hampered by fresh rains on Monday with around 1,000 of the remaining 10,000 stranded people being evacuated and are likely to be stalled for three days with heavy rains being forecast.
As fresh rains, landslides and cloudburst posed a challenge to multi-agency operations, only 164 out of a total of 5,000 pilgrims stuck in the high-altitude temple town of Badrinath could be evacuated to Joshimath in the few small six-seat aircraft that could make limited sorties.
However, the rain-marred rescue efforts saw a total of a little around 1,000 pilgrims being evacuated from different areas including the Himalayan shrine in Chamoli district and the Gangotri valley, Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar told reporters in Dehradun.Read more

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