Pithoragarh : 17 August, 2015

Four persons were killed in two accidents in the Kumoan region during the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, several roads, including the Tanakpur to Purnagiri road at the Kirola rivulet, near Tanakpur, remained closed for several hours following heavy rains.
According to information received from Munsiyari, three persons were killed on the spot when the car they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge at Ratapani on the Thal-Munsiyari road last evening. The deceased have been identified as Rajendra Singh (35), Rajendra Singh Tolia (40) and Madan Singh (30), all local residents. The bodies were extracted from the wreckage of the car with the help of locals, the police said.

In a rain-related accident, a woman was swept away by a local rivulet when she was crossing it near her village in Gangolihat subdivision of Pithoragarh district. “The body of 55 year-old Saroj Pathak was recovered by villagers at some distance from the village,” said a revenue police source in Gangolihat.

According to reports received from Tanakpur subdivision of Champawat district, there was no movement of people to the Purnagiri temple and villages on the Nepal border as the Kirora rivulet was swollen due to heavy rains for the past 24 hours. “We have demanded construction of a bridge at Thawalkhera village so that villagers could get relief from water-logging,” said Satish Pandey, Gram Pradhan of Thawal Khera village.

Meanwhile, residents of Sumgarh village in Bageshwar district today remembered 18 schoolchildren of Saraswati Shishu Mandir, who had died in a massive landslide on August 18, 2010. “Candles were lit in their memory and villagers and district level representatives paid tributes to the children at the Shakti Sthal, the memorial made in their memory at the village,” said Lalit Pharswan, MLA of Kapkot in Bageshwar district.
Courtesy: The Tribune


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