Dehradun, Sep 18: A shocking video of a man getting washed away due to a strong current in a rainy drain in the Fatehpur area in Uttarakhand has surfaced online.
In the clip doing rounds online, the man is seen standing and suddenly he loses balance before being swept away.
“The person is missing and search operation is underway, but so far nothing has been found,” SDM Haldwani Manish Kumar Singh told news agency ANI.
#WATCH | Uttarakhand: A young man washed away due to a strong current in a rainy drain in the Fatehpur area. The person is missing & search operation is underway, but so far nothing has been found: SDM Haldwani Manish Kumar Singh
(Source: viral video) pic.twitter.com/QzEzsXqjXf
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It is quite common in Uttarakhand to get flooded during monsoon season and such incidents are often reported from the Hill State.
A few weeks ago, a series of cloudbursts hit different parts of Uttarakhand early on Saturday killing four people while 10 went missing as rivers breached their banks and washed away bridges, officials said.
Torrential rains damaged two houses in Gwad village in Tehri district trapping seven people under the debris. Two bodies were recovered from under the rubble, Tehri District Magistrate Saurabh Gaharwar said.
In Kothar village, an elderly woman suffocated to death after getting trapped underneath rubble brought in by the rains, he said.