Around 18 people were killed and 25 others missing after a cloudburst⛈ hit the Singhali area in Uttarakhand this morning. There was considerable devastation💥 as many homes were flattened and many people are still trapped in the debris😱. Pithoragarh District Magistrate👔 H C Semwal said that 5⃣ bodies were recovered from Singhali area and 3⃣ from Thal village😯. Over 100mm of rain was received in the area within 2 hours🕐 and about 25 persons have been reported missing. District Disaster Management Officer RS Rana said🔈, "The villages are buried under heavy debris and people are trapped. The rescuers are trying their best to locate and save them."
Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday announced👏 a compensation of ₹2 lakh each to families of the victims.