uttarakhand cloudburst
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At a time when forestfires at various locations in the state have created a havoc by destroying over 3000 hectares of forest land, news of rain should come as a respite in the sweltering heat. Instead, the news of rains in Uttarakhand has brought back the horrific memories of floods that hit parts of the hilly-state in 2013.

A massive cloud burst was reported in the Rudraprayag area of the state on Saturday evening.

According to reports, Rudraprayag-Badrinath highway route has been severly affected.

Local authorities are ensuring that pilgrims are escorted to safer places.

No casualty has been reported so far.

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