Devprayag: A cloud burst has been reported at Devprayag in Uttarakhand this evening. Several shops and houses damaged due to a cloudburst in Tehri district’s Devprayag area. “No casualties have been reported yet. SDRF teams are on their way to the spot,” says DGP Ashok Kumar. Videos posted by Twitter users showed a massive cloudburst following which the area was inundated with a flood.Also Read - Cloud Burst in Uttarakhand: 1 Dead, 4 Missing; Red Alert Issued For Heavy Rains
“The cloudburst was reported at 5pm today. Around 12-13 shops and several other properties have been damaged. Since most of these shops were closed due to lockdown, no casualty has been reported yet. Water level is on the rise here. Rescue operation is underway,” says SHO Devprayag. Also Read - Uttarakhand Chief Justice Slips, Nearly Drowns Into Strong River Current at Sangam
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah has spoken to Uttarkhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat to enquire about the situation arising out of cloudburst in the state. Shah has offered all assistance from Central government, reports ANI.