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Cloudburst in Tehri kills 5

Last updated on: July 31, 2014 14:45 IST

Five persons were killed in their sleep and a man was critically injured when a cloudburst hit Netad village in Tehri district of Uttarakhand in the wee hours of Thursday.

Two houses collapsed following the cloudburst at Netad village at about 2.30 am which flooded the Ruis canal.

Five persons including four women and a man were buried alive as the houses collapsed over them when they were asleep, District Magistrate Yugal Kishore Pant said. 

Five bodies and a man with critical injuries have been recovered from under the rubble of the houses and rescue operations are on to find out if any more persons are still trapped, he said. 

The injured man was initially rushed to Bauradi District Hospital from where he has been referred to a hospital in Dehradun, the DM said.

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