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Rudraprayag cloudburst analysis (21.09.2012)

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On 13th September’s night a cloud-burst struck more than 20 villages in Ukhimath Block of District Rudraprayag. Many people lost their lives along with houses, livestock, agricultural land and cowsheds. As per our latest information 53 people have died, 13 person are still missing, approx 65 animal have been found dead and several are missing. More than 300 families are affected by this flash flood/cloud-burst and, women and children are in vulnerable situation. One another incident of cloud burst happened on 15 September in the Kirada village of Jakholi block, Rudraprayag, in which 5 people lost their lives and huge amount of agriculture land got damaged.