Locals Build Makeshift Bridge In Uttarakhand After Heavy Rains Destroy Roads

The villagers of Pithoragarh district built a temporary bridge after heavy rains destroyed several roads in the region

Raghav N

August 11, 2020

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Many states in India including Bihar and Assam have recorded torrential rainfall this year, causing massive floods and forcing people to abandon their homes and migrate to safety.

Uttarakhand has also been at the receiving end of the heavy monsoons. In the state’s Pithoragarh district, villagers built a temporary bridge over a river after the rains washed away all the roads and bridges in the area.

The locals of Sabha Gardi village in the neighbourhood came together to construct the makeshift bridge.

Just ten days back in the same region, a woman from Metli village was swept away by the Gori river, due to the incessant downpour.

Yesterday, a cloudburst was reported from Rudraprayag, about 270 kms from Pithoragarh, damaging several houses and roads, including the yatra routes.

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra route, which runs through the Pithoragarh area, has been blocked at two locations and the traffic diverted, due to frequent landslides caused by the showers.

Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand, has also reported heavy rainfall in the last few days.

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