At least 64 people are confirmed dead and 11 are still missing as floods have wreaked havoc in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand.

On the other hand, 3500 people have been rescued and more than 16,000 people have been evacuated to safer places, the government said on Thursday. 

Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday conducted an aerial survey of rain-ravaged areas of Uttarakhand to assess the damage. 

The Uttarakhand government has said that the damage due to floods has been estimated at Rs 7000 crores. 

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“I held a high-level review meeting with officials of the State and Centre over the natural calamity in Uttarakhand. Due to timely rainfall alerts, the extent of damage could be controlled,” Amit Shah said. 

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Nainital district has reported the maximum number of 28 deaths. 

Meanwhile, the chardham yatra which was halted temporarily on October 18 due to the heavy rain alert issued by the Met department has resumed with pilgrims leaving for Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri from Rishikesh Chardham bus terminal and Haridwar bus stand. 

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