3 dead, 9 missing after cloud burst in Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand

File image of a flooded river in Uttarakhand

Three people were killed and nine others are missing following a cloud burst in a village in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand on Monday.

At least nine people are reportedly missing after the cloudburst in Taga village of Munsiyari and Gela village of Bangapani in Pithoragarh district.

The cloudburst has caused damage to many houses in the two villages of Pithoragarh. Three people have died in Gela village of Bangapani. In Taga, nine people are missing.

“A rescue team is present at the spot,” VK Jogdande, Pithoragarh’s district magistrate was quoted as saying by the media.