As coronavirus pandemic continues to take the lives of people across countries, India is dealing with multiple other natural disasters. After cyclone Amphan causing a catastrophe in Odisha and West Bengal other than locusts attack in North India, now forest fires are wreaking havoc in Uttarakhand. With rising temperatures, and hot winds, the forest fire has spread across vast regions in the northern state. As the fire continues to spread across the forest, people have taken to social media platforms about the fire. Meanwhile, people are requesting prayers for Uttarakhand on Twitter. Netizens are sharing incidents of the devastating fire with hashtags such as #PrayForUttarakhand and #SaveTheHimalyas. Meanwhile, it has started to rain in some parts of the state bringing a little relief.

According to the forest department, a forest fire broke out in Srinagar district on May 23 and it is difficult to control it due to winds. This is not the first time Uttarakhand is seeing forest time, multiple times in the past the hills stand witness to terrible natural disasters. Celebrities, politicians, commoners have taken to Twitter about the sad state of affairs. Some of the locals of the regions also took to Twitter sharing heart-rending videos of the forest fire. Uttarakhand Forest Fires: #SaveTheHimalyas Trends On Twitter, Netizens Appeal and Pray For Devbhoomi Grappled in Fire Since 4 Days.

Check Out The Twitter Reactions Below:

Save Before It's Too Late!

Pray For Uttarakhand:

Save The Himalayas!


This is Deeply Saddening:

Save Before It's Gone:

The fire has been moving across the forest for around four days bring down trees. Animals, birds and other species in the hills are also struggling to survive. People also sharing pictures and videos of the forest fire using the hashtag #UttarakhandForestFire. Last week, there have been 45 instances of fires including 21 from Kumaon region and 16 from Garhwal region.

Meanwhile, many photos of the forest fire which are being shared are old and have surfaced now after the recent fire began. Also, PIB Uttarakhand shared a graph to compare the current forest fire activity to the previous years. It shows that the forest fires are less this time and not to fall for rumours and fake news.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on May 27, 2020 02:58 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website