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Most rivers in Uttarakhand breach danger mark

Seven persons were killed in rain-related incidents and three persons were washed away in Haridwar on Sunday

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Publish Date: Jul 18 2016 12:11PM | Updated Date: Jul 18 2016 3:03PM

Most rivers in Uttarakhand breach danger mark

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Heavy rains continued to pour in Uttarakhand on Monday causing most rivers to breach its danger mark.

 
Officials informed that Sharda, Gori, Saryu and Bhagirathi rivers are flowing above the danger mark while Alaknanda and Mandakini could breach the danger mark any time.
 
Seven persons were killed in rain-related incidents and three persons were washed away in Haridwar on Sunday.
 
Over 900 pilgrims on the 'Chaar Dham Yatra' route were stranded at different points due to the incessant rains, said reports. 
 
The connection of Yamuna valley in Uttarkashi has been totally snapped with the state capital Dehradun as a result of which more than four lakh people were left to fend for themselves. 
 
Rail traffic was also hit as boulders had come tumbling on the Haridwar-Dehradun route tunnel.