Dehradun: The Uttarakhand government on Thursday declared a three-day state mourning in view of the calamity triggered by incessant rains in the state.

"Massive damages have been caused to life and property by the flash floods and landslides. A three-day state mourning from June 20-22 has been declared in view of the tragedy," SS Negi, Secretary, Administration, said.

The tricolour will fly at half-mast on government buildings and institutions during the period. No inaugural or ceremonial functions will be held across the state, he added.

Meanwhile, the Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre on Thursday reopened many roads blocked by landslides including Joshimath-Karnaprayag, Rishikesh-Uttarakshi, Dharasu-Chamba, Gochar, Rudraparayag-Shrinagar-Rishikesh, Pauri-Kotdwar, Guptkashi-Mayali-Tibtiya-Tehri, Uttarkashi-Chinyalisaur, Karnaparayag-Ranikhet-Kathgodam, Dharasu-Badkot- Damra-Dehradun.


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