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Cloudburst and heavy rains wreak havoc in Chamoli

 2016-05-08 09:06:25.0

cloudburst-1_mos_050816020803Tahlka news Bureau,

Dehradun:�A cloudburst wreaked havoc in Uttarakhand�s Chamoli district on Sunday morning. It damaged several fields and roads; however, no loss of life was reported.

Many cars and other vehicles were washed away in the heavy rains.

An official said that the Badrinath highway has been closed due to a heavy landslide and efforts are on to resume the traffic. Also a motor workshop was washed away in the flooding.

"Many houses were damaged in the cloudburst. One motor workshop was washed away completely,� a local said.

According to reports, affected families have been shifted to a safer places and rescue operation is still on.

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