"I am grieved by the loss of lives caused due to cloudburst & heavy rain in parts of Uttarakhand. Condolences to bereaved families," he tweeted.
"My prayers are with those injured. I hope normalcy returns to the rain-affected areas at the earliest," PM Modi added.
Torrential rains and landslides hit Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh and Chamoli districts in the wee hours today, burying villages in sludge with many residents trapped under the debris.
At least 12 people were killed and 25 others were missing.



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