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Two-storey house collapsed due to landslide in Nainital, Uttarakhand

In a video from Uttarakhand on Saturday, a house was seen collapsing due to a landslide. Many areas of Nainital were hit by landslides early on Saturday morning, due to which cracks appeared in many houses. The cracks gradually widened and a house collapsed. In the video, a two-storey house is seen slipping down the slope and falling on the ground with a loud noise.

There were no casualties in the incident as the house with about a dozen rooms was evacuated before it collapsed. Nearby houses in Mallital area of ​​Nainital are also being evacuated.

At the beginning of this month, the state assembly was told that the disasters related to the rain in Uttarakhand this year have killed 111 people and 45,650 families have been affected.

Due to natural disasters, 111 people died of

Minister Premchand Agarwal said that 111 people died due to natural disasters due to heavy rain and 72 people were injured. 45,650 families were also affected by disasters, which have been given financial assistance of Rs. 30.40 crore. He responded to the question of a member of the opposition in the assembly. Floods and landslides are common during the monsoon season and it is a massive devastation, but experts say that such incidents and their seriousness are increasing with climate change.

Conflict in weather systems due to global warming

Due to global warming, confrontation scientists have attributed the conflict of weather systems due to global warming for torrential rain in this monsoon season, which is the country’s Himalayan states – Himachal The state and Uttarakhand have influenced. Hundreds of people were killed in this monsoon season and the loss of crores of rupees has been damaged. Advertisement Rain in both states after the convergence of monsoon system with western disturbances. A weather system that arises in the Mediterranean and grows towards the east, it brings air from moisture which causes rain and snowfall in the winter in the Himalayas.

Heavy rain in short duration

“Look at it as a collision of two powerful systems,” said Kuldeep Srivastava, head of the India Meteorological Department’s regional center in New Delhi. He said, “This causes heavy rain or even cloud burst… We are seeing in the last few years that there is heavy rain for a short period of time.”

The number of days with very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall per decade in India’s Himalayan states of Himachal Pradesh and neighboring Uttarakhand has increased from 74 in the previous decade to 118 between 2011 and 2020, Met Office data shows.

The monsoon brings about 80 percent of annual rainfall to South Asia and is important for both agriculture and the livelihoods of millions of people. But it also brings destruction in the form of landslides and floods every year.