New Delhi: Overwhelmed with grief, a father of one of the victims who died in a landslide due to a devastating cloudburst in Bastadi area in Uttarakhand committed suicide on Saturday.

The Bastadi region, which is approximately 50km away from Pithoragarh, is one of the worst rain-damaged areas in Uttarakhand. Rising level of water in all the rivers and incessant rain have resulted in landslides in Uttarakhand.

The MeT department has predicted heavy rainfall in Champawat, Almora, Pauri, Dehradun, Tehri, Udham S Nagar, Nainital and Haridwar for the next 48 hours.

About 50 metres of the Gangotri highway road was washed away, hampering rescue operations in the region.