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GSI team to study pattern of disasters in Uttarakhand

Pithoragarh : A washed away bridge after cloudburst in Pithoragarh district. (File Photo)   | Photo Credit: PTI

The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has begun a study of the pattern of natural disasters in regions located upwards of Dharchula and Munsiyari sub-divisions of the district which fall in seismic zone V.

Landslips triggered by two cloudbursts in the region recently left nine persons dead. A two-member GSI team has reached disaster-hit Malpa, Mangti and Madarma in Baram Valley to study reasons and patterns of landslips, and contribution of minor earthquakes towards natural disasters in the region, said District Disaster Management Officer R.S. Rana. The team will study the geological situation of the earth in these areas, that are hit by natural disasters almost every year during monsoon since 1977, he said. Copies of the study will be given to the district administration so that the suggestions can be applied to minimise disasters.

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