One woman died and four women were seriously injured after being buried in debris while digging soil in Fitadi village of Mori Tehsil in Uttarkashi district on Wednesday. The police, State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and others reached the mishap site. On the directions of chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, the four injured women were taken by helicopter to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Rishikesh.
According to local sources, Soori Singh (30), Kasturi Singh (33), Sushila Singh (35) Vipina (26) and Rajendri Singh (26) were digging soil to coat their wooden stoves and home on Wednesday morning. A piece of the mountain they were digging collapsed and buried the women in debris. On learning about the mishap, the local villagers extricated the women from the debris. Soori Singh died on the way to the community health centre in Mori. The four seriously injured women were airlifted by helicopter to AIIMS Rishikesh.
Stray killed after biting 31 people in Haridwar
A dog was beaten to death by people after it bit 31 people reportedly within a short duration in Haridwar on Wednesday. According to locals, both tourists and local residents were bitten by the dog which was later killed by angry people near Har Ki Paidi. The stray dog is reported to have bitten people walking on the road in the Haridwar Kotwali area on Wednesday morning between 8 AM and 9 AM. The actions of the canine caused panic among the people from Birla Ghat to Har Ki Paidi. People later beat the dog to death using sticks.
The district hospital medical superintendent Dr Chandan Mishra informed that a total of 31 people had been bitten by the stray dog. Seventeen of these people had deeper wounds with some of them also being administered stitches. The people bitten by the dog were administered anti-rabies shots.