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Floods! Army out in Haryana

Last updated on: September 8, 2010 22:02 IST

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Eight more people have died as unrelenting rains wreaked havoc in northern India where major rivers swelled dangerously causing flooding in several areas and Army was called in for relief and rescue operations in Haryana.

Heavy rains lashed several parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh causing the Yamuna river to inundate more than three dozen villages in Haryana's Yamunanagar district where Army was called in for relief and rescue operations.

One person died in rain-related incident in Ambala.

Ambala, Karnal, Kurukshetra and Sonepat districts in Haryana has been put on alert in view of the increasing level of Yamuna, Som and Pathrala rivers.

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Image: Rescuers help a woman to move a safer place from flooded Ghaghar river after heavy rains in Punchkula in Haryana
Photographs: Ajay Verma/Reuters
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Two persons were killed as their house collapsed on them in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur district.

Heavy rains crippled normal life in Himachal Pradesh with the catchment areas of Yamuna in Sirmaur district receiving heaviest rainfall of the season.

Heavy downpours caused massive landslides at numerous places across the state, uprooting trees, blocking roads and damaging crop.

One person died in a house collapse incident in Nahan.

Hundreds of vehicles were stranded at various places in the state due to blocked roads caused by landslides.

Four people were killed and 'Chardham Yatra' was halted as heavy rains lashed Uttarakhand, paralysing normal life with most of the rivers flowing at danger level.


Image: Rescuers help a woman to move a safer place from flooded Ghaghar river after heavy rains in Punchkula, Haryana
Photographs: Ajay Verma/Reuters
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Two children were killed when their house collapsed over them following heavy rains at Mehargaon village in Tehri district. In a similar incident in Vikasnagar town, a woman was buried alive under the debris of her house.

A student died after he got buried under the debris as a landslide hit the road while he was going to school at Kotagi area in Rudraprayag district.

The 'Chardham Yatra' comprising pilgrimage to the four hilly shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri was halted as heavy rains triggered a series of landslides at a number of areas in Garhwal Himalayas.

Ganga, Yamuna and their tributaries were also flowing at danger level in most of the areas in the state.

Uttarkashi received 110 mm of rainfall followed by Mussoorie at 109 mm, Tehri 101 mm and Rudraprayag 100 mm.


Image: People wade through neck-deep flood waters

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