After heavy rainfall in northern India, the water levels of several rivers have risen above the danger mark. In Delhi, the Yamuna River is flowing nearly three meters above the danger mark, while in Kotdwara, Uttarakhand, the Malan River has unleashed its fury. A video from Kotdwara shows a portion of a bridge being washed away due to the swift flow of water in the Malan River.
Uttarakhand continues to experience heavy rainfall. During this time, a terrifying video has emerged from Kotdwara, depicting a portion of a bridge being swept away by the rapid flow of water in the Malan River.
Due to the rainfall, the Malan River is in spate in Uttarakhand. As a result of the intense flow of water, the pillar number 9 of a bridge over the river in Kotdwara collapsed, causing a disruption in the connection between Kotdwara and the Bhabar region.
Red Alert for Five Days in Several Districts
In Uttarakhand, the continuous rainfall has prompted the weather department to issue a red alert for five days. On Wednesday, the weather department announced that there is a red alert for rainfall in Pauri, Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar, and Champawat. Additionally, an orange alert for rainfall has been issued in other areas.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), there is a red alert for rainfall in Pauri, Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar, and Champawat on Thursday. Meanwhile, an orange alert for rainfall is in effect in Chamoli, Bageshwar, Pithoragarh, and Almora. Rudraprayag, Tehri, Uttarkashi, Dehradun, and Haridwar are under a yellow alert for rainfall.
Bridge Washed Away in Uttarkashi
Prior to Kotdwara, Uttarkashi district in the border block of Mori has also suffered damage due to the rainfall. The alternative motor bridge in the Kheda Ghati area of Jakhole-Livadi motor road has been washed away in the past three days of continuous rainfall. The people of Fitadi, Rekcha, Haripur, Kasla, Rala, and Livadi villages depend on this bridge. Locals claim that the administration has not made any alternative arrangements yet, forcing villagers to risk their lives to cross the river.