The video of a cloudburst in a remote area in district Pithoragarh has gone viral on social media.
The clip, which is being widely shared on Facebook and Twitter, captures the moment when a very dense formation of cloud erupts over Vyas valley unleashing a torrent of water that barrages down the hills ravaging all that comes in its way.
Heavy debris is seen flowing in swollen Kunti Nullha near Kuti village. Heavy boulders can be seen flowing in mass in the Kunti Nullaha.
Reports say that the cloudburst happened on 22 July.
A project of the Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) has suffered major damage. The incident was captured by stunned villagers on their smartphones.
Many parts of Uttarakhand have been battered by heavy rains in the past few weeks. The inclement weather conditions left many Kailash Mansarovar Yatra pilgrims stranded in parts of Pithoragarh.
Only yesterday, the Government of India rescued all 115 pilgrims stranded in Uttarakhand’s Gunji bringing them to safety in Pithoragarh.
The evacuation operation was conducted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) whose choppers airlifted the pilgrims, who were stranded in the high-altitude area due to inclement weather conditions.
On Monday, Swaraj had said that the stranded pilgrims were been looked after by personnel from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Kumaon Vikas Mandal.
It is for a second time that pilgrims got stranded in Pithoragarh due to bad weather this year.