According to reports, the Thal-Munsyari road was cut-off. Landslides disrupted the Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway at many places between Nandprayag and Badrinath. Landslide also blocked entry of heavy vehicles on the Kedarnath highway. On Saturday morning, a car fell into a gorge in Pauri Gharwal district of Uttarakhand killing two people and leaving four others injured.
VIDEO: River Alaknanda flows above danger level after Uttarakhand cloudburst. Death Toll reported to be at 30https://t.co/k0XE28oDW5— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) July 1, 2016
Chief Minister Harish Rawat announced a compensation of Rs.2 lakh for the kin of each of the deceased. Following the disaster, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar called for preservation of rivers and protection of the Himalayan belt.
I am grieved by the loss of lives caused due to cloudburst & heavy rain in parts of Uttarakhand. Condolences to bereaved families: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 1, 2016