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Increased water level destroying houses along Tehri Dam

Uttarkashi, Oct. 31 (ANI): Due to an increase in the water level of the Tehri dam, cracks have erupted in many houses, while dozens have already submerged in water in Chinauli district of Uttarakhand.

People living in the damaged houses are facing constant threat to their lives.

“12-15 people keep going to the Tehri Dam continuously to raise our voices. PTT made a Committee to address the issue but they have not given a penny as yet. The villagers are homeless; they are living on the road. They do not have rooms to stay. The winters are approaching which will worsen the situation, but the government is in a deep slumber and pays no heed,” said Ratan Singh.

Forty villages along the dam are already in the danger zone. [more]