Published On: Thu, Jul 6th, 2017

Landslide in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district kills five

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Five persons, including three Nepali citizens, were killed, and two Nepali citizens were injured when a boulder hit a Maruti Alto near Tawaghat, in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district, on Thursday. Continuous rainfall in the Tawaghat region triggered landslips, which loosened the boulder that hit the car on Thursday morning and killed five persons, including the driver.

“The car was going from Tawaghat to Dharchula, when it was hit by a boulder almost thrice its size, almost 3 kilometres from Dharchula,” media incharge for the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) Praveen Alok said.

According to reports, the rescue team found five dead bodies from the debris. The injured have been rushed to the Dharchula Elementary hospital.

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