As rain poured down heavily in several parts of India, the overflow of the Beas River necessitated the rescue of 11 people in Gurdaspur while 23 people in Uttarkhand have gone missing
Gurdaspur/Uttarkashi: 11 people, including four women, have been rescued after they were stuck when the overflowing water of Beas river flooded their village in Gurdaspur district, an official said on Sunday.
Deputy commissioner Vipul Ujwal said he received information about some people from the Gujjar community and their herd of buffaloes being stuck near Chachian Shorian village due to the sudden rise of the water level in the Beas after incessant rainfall.
They were rescued in a joint operation by the district administration and the Army, the official said.
The deputy commissioner has appealed to the people not to go near the Ravi and Beas river and avoid low-lying areas near the river as the meteorological department had forecast heavy rainfall in the day.
Heavy rains and landslides are being experienced in Uttarakhand too. Latest reports claim that 18 people were missing from Uttarkashi district after 20 houses were washed away by flood.
Five persons were missing following a cloudburst and heavy rainfall in Mori Tehsil of Uttarkashi district.
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has directed the Uttarkashi district magistrate (DM) and disaster management secretary to carry out rescue and evacuation operations. He has also asked the authorities concerned to provide relief material to people affected by the floods and cloudburst.
Uttarkashi district magistrate (DM) Ashish Chauhan reportedly said, "We have received information about people being stranded and damage to a few houses in Makudi and Digoli due to heavy rainfall. Teams of SDRF, Red Cross, ITBP and NDRF have been moved for rescue and evacuation operations."
* With inputs from PTI
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Last Updated Aug 18, 2019, 5:29 PM IST