Alert in Uttarakhand after downpour

Dehradun, July 6 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed Uttarakhand on Monday, and the Met department forecast more rains in the coming days.

Nainital, a tourist haven, was among the major places that got more than 75 mm of rains in a day, a weather official told IANS.

With the Met department predicting heavy rains over the next 48 hours, the government asked the state disaster management units to remain on high alert.

Officials warned of landslides due to the downpour and asked people to avoid hill tracts.

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