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Heavy rainfall in the past 24 hours has resulted in at least five deaths in Uttarakhand. The government has issued alerts and warnings to all districts until July 13 due to landslides and road blockages. The water level in major rivers, including the Ganga, has risen, with more heavy showers expected in the next two days.

In Udham Singh Nagar, two people died and one was injured as two houses were damaged by heavy rain. Additionally, a jeep carrying 11 pilgrims from Kedarnath fell into the Ganga in Muni ki Reti area of Tehri Garhwal district, resulting in three deaths and five injuries. The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) is conducting a search operation for the missing three.

The India Meteorological Department in Dehradun has forecasted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Uttarkashi, Tehri, and Dehradun districts. Other districts also have a possibility of heavy rainfall, thunder, and lightning. Special precautions have been instructed by Secretary of Disaster Management, Ranjit Kumar Sinha, to the District Magistrates of the eight districts.

The Chief Minister warned of heavy rain in the state for a few days and urged everyone to maintain vigilance and avoid unnecessary traffic. The administration has been instructed to remain on red alert to deal with any situation.

Chief Minister Dhami also informed the media that all District Magistrates and the Disaster Management Department have been put on high alert due to potential landslides, road blockages, and river overflow. Tourists are advised to plan their trips according to weather updates. The Kanwar Yatra is ongoing, and there is waterlogging in parking and traffic areas, but the government is monitoring and ensuring cleanliness.

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