Gangotri landslide:Priest saved from debris

Dehradun, Aug 30 (IANS) The priest of the Gangnani Garmkund temple, who was trapped under the debris during a landslide on Gangotri highway on Tuesday morning, has been saved, an official said.

At least 65 people were stranded, besides the priest who was trapped, after heavy rains triggered the landslide.

Lightening had struck Kaliyar region near Roorkie, killing three while more than a dozen people were injured in a similar incident in Paudi.

Most parts of Uttarkashi have been receiving heavy rainfall since Monday evening leading to caving in of some ‘kuccha’ houses and landslides on the Gangotri highway.

The regional Met department has predicted light to moderate showers in the hill state on Tuesday.

–IANS

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