Dehradun, September 2: The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in Uttarakhand carried a body of a local for 8 hours and walked a distance of 25 kms to reach Munsyari. The ITBP carried the body of the local from Syuni village in remote area of Pithoragarh to reach Munsyari. The mortal remains of the deceased were handed over to his family on August 30. According to the ITBP, the local had died due to shooting stones. 'Shooting stones' is the name given to pieces of rock that roll down the mountain slope.

Uttarakhand has been witnessing intermittent rains causing landslips that blocking roads, including national highways leading to the famous Himalayan temples of Kedarnath and Badrinath. Rains and overcast conditions were observed in several areas including Dehradun, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Chamoli, Nainital, Tehri, Pauri, Rudraprayag districts over the last few days. Uttarakhand Rains: Man, His Two Kids Die After Wall of Their House Collapses in Pithoragarh, Injured Wife Admitted to Hospital.

Watch Video: ITBP jawans carried the body of a local for 8 hrs in Uttarakhand

On August 27, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted heavy rainfall over several parts of central and north India for the coming days. India received 27 percent more rainfall than normal in August, the fourth highest amount in the last 120 years, the IMD said.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Sep 02, 2020 08:53 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website