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In pics: Cloudburst in Dehradun, water enters caves of Tapkeshwar temple

Published on Aug 20, 2022 12:16 PM IST

A cloudburst hit Dehradun's Raipur-Kumalda area on Saturday, causing rivers to breach their banks and wash away bridges. Water also entered the caves of Tapkeshwar, a famous Shiva temple on the banks of the Tons river. The cloudburst occurred around 2.15 am. A bridge over the Song river was washed away and the Kempty Falls, a popular tourist spot near Mussoorie, was flowing dangerously. The cloudburst in Raipur block has forced residents to leave their homes and head for a safer place. Social media is flooded with videos and pictures of torrential rains completely disrupting life in different parts of the state. The State Disaster Response Fund has moved people to safer locations since the incident took place.

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Raipur block of Dehradun district ravaged by continous rains in the district.(Twitter/ Umesh Sharma Kau) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 20, 2022 12:16 PM IST

Raipur block of Dehradun district ravaged by continous rains in the district.(Twitter/ Umesh Sharma Kau)

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Tapkeshwar Temple of Dehradun, dedicated to lord Shiva, after the cloudburst.(ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 20, 2022 12:16 PM IST

Tapkeshwar Temple of Dehradun, dedicated to lord Shiva, after the cloudburst.(ANI)

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Due to the overflowing of Tamasa river, the contact between Mata Vaishno Devi Cave Yoga Temple and Tapkeshwar Mahadev has been lost and the idol has been damaged.(ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 20, 2022 12:16 PM IST

Due to the overflowing of Tamasa river, the contact between Mata Vaishno Devi Cave Yoga Temple and Tapkeshwar Mahadev has been lost and the idol has been damaged.(ANI)

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The weather department has issued a yellow alert for Saturday, (Twitter/ Umesh Sharma Kau) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 20, 2022 12:16 PM IST

The weather department has issued a yellow alert for Saturday, (Twitter/ Umesh Sharma Kau)

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SDRF team rescuing a man stuck in a car in Soda Saroli village of Dehradun.(SDRF Uttarakhand Police) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 20, 2022 12:16 PM IST

SDRF team rescuing a man stuck in a car in Soda Saroli village of Dehradun.(SDRF Uttarakhand Police)

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