State government officials said that district officials along with rescue teams equipped with satellite phones and other necessary equipments have been rushed to the storm hit area to ensure prompt relief.

Several houses were damaged and electricity wires were snapped in the snow storm that hit Pithoragarh town and the region. Besides, 15 houses also were damaged in Irani area of Chamoli district.

The power supply to Pithoragarh and Chamoli was disrupted when  several trees uprooted by the storm snapped power lines.

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