Threat Of Diseases Looms Large Over Flash Flood-Hit Pithoragarh

Threat of diseases looms large over parts of Uttarakhand after week-long rains and flash floods. At least 30 people died and many others went missing following a downpour that triggered flash floods and landslides in Pithoragarh and Chamoli districts of the state last week. Thousands of officials were engaged round-the-clock to rescue survivors, look out for bodies and provide medical facilities in the affected areas. Personnel of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and other agencies were deployed by the government to provide relief to the people. Medical teams said a number of bodies were yet to be recovered, which threatened the outbreak of diseases. In Chamoli district, commuters had a harrowing time as a large part of the main road was damaged in the disaster, cutting off the area from rest of the district.

 

 

Threat of diseases looms large over parts of Uttarakhand after week-long rains and flash floods. At least 30 people died and many others went missing following a downpour that triggered flash floods and landslides in Pithoragarh and Chamoli districts of the state last week. Thousands of officials were engaged round-the-clock to rescue survivors, look out for bodies and provide medical facilities in the affected areas. Personnel of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and other agencies were deployed by the government to provide relief to the people. Medical teams said a number of bodies were yet to be recovered, which threatened the outbreak of diseases. In Chamoli district, commuters had a harrowing time as a large part of the main road was damaged in the disaster, cutting off the area from rest of the district.