Uttarakhand may get isolated due to the heavy to very heavy rains in the next couple of days, said India Meteorological Department.
On Friday, cloudburst and heavy rains hit Uttarakhand and at least 40 people were killed and 17 trapped under tonnes of debris with little chances of survival, as Monsoon rains triggered landslides in parts of Uttarakhand.
A huge landslide in Chamoli left 70 yatris bound for Badrinath stranded for hours before they were rescued. NDRF teams were rushed from Delhi to the affected areas in both Pithoragarh and Chamoli districts to help in the rescue operations along with along with SDRF, SSB and ITBP and local agencies.
While eight people were killed in Pithoragarh district, four lives were claimed by heavy rains in Chamoli district where two were swept away by a mass of mud and slush rushing into Siron village near Chamoli, SDM Chamoli S K Barnwal said.
One person was killed in Ghat block and another was killed in similar circumstances in Sithel village, he said adding eight persons trapped in the debris have been rescued in the district so far.
The crisis could be big as many people are still trapped under tonnes of debris brought in the wake of the heavy rains and cloudburst in Uttarakhand.