Pithoragarh: At least two people were killed and several others reportedly went missing after three houses collapsed in a village following heavy rains in Uttarakhand’s Dharchula sub-division, an official said on Monday. The incident occurred in Jumma village late on Sunday night, Pithoragarh District Magistrate Ashish Chauhan said. Two bodies were recovered and a search operation was underway for those still missing, he said.Also Read - Ceiling Falls on Patient in Telangana Hospital's ICU Ward Amid Heavy Rains

Speaking to the media, the district magistrate said, “We are holding an emergency meeting on how to tackle the situation. More information will be available after the meeting.” Also Read - Breaking News Highlights Updates Sep 27, 2021: India's Daily COVID Vaccination Crosses One Crore Mark

Earlier on Saturday, the MeT department said that fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy rains were very likely to continue over Uttarakhand during the next five days with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy rains during the next 24 hours. Also Read - Good News For Uttarakhand Govt Employees! Dearness Allowance Hiked to 11%, Cabinet Nod to Payment of Revised DA

(More details awaited)