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Cloudburst hits Uttarakhand's Dehradun, SDRF swings into action

By Shgun S -- August 20, 2022 7:40 am -- Updated:August 20, 2022 7:40 am

Dehradun (Uttarakhand), August 20: A cloudburst occurred in Raipur block in Uttarakhand's Dehradun district in the wee hours of Saturday.

The cloudburst was reported by locals at 2.45 am on Saturday in Sarkhet village in Raipur block after which State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) team rushed to the spot.

"All the people stuck in the village were rescued while some took shelter in a resort nearby," SDRF informed.

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"Due to the continuous torrential rains since yesterday, the Tamasa river flowing near the famous Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple in Dehradun has taken a formidable form. Due to which the contact between Mata Vaishno Devi Cave Yoga Temple and Tapkeshwar Mahadev has been lost, and the pool has also been damaged. By the grace of God, there has been no loss of life or property," stated Acharya Bipin Joshi, the founder of the temple.

Heavy rainfall also triggered flash floods near Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Katra of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Following this, the upward movement of devotees in Mata Vaishno Devi temple was stopped for some time.

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-PTC News with ANI inputs

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