Seems like the horrors of the year 2020 are not going to end anytime soon – For the past four days, the Indian state of Uttarakhand has been burning up as wildfires break out in different regions. So far, the state has reported 46 wildfires which have affected 71 hectares of forest land and its wildlife.
The hilly state has 38,000 square kilometers of forest areas — which is home to 1145 plant species ranging from Brahma Kamal to the famous mythological Sanjivani Booti.
As per reports, at least 2 people have lost their lives due to wildfires in Uttarakhand, whereas one person was injured. Kumaon region is the worst-hit area with 21 wildfires incidents. Whereas, the Garhwal region reported 16 wildfires and the forest reserve 9.
Actor Randeep Hooda took to his Twitter to make sure that in the event of the wildfires, no misinformation and fake news is spread with respect to this natural occurrence.
Forest fires are a natural phenomenon that rejuvenates the forest & they happen every year..as per my research, this year #forestfires have been relatively low in #Uttarakhand so far..pls don’t compare them to Australia & the Amazon & spread panic 🙏🏽#PrayForUttarakhand #FakeNews pic.twitter.com/F5oHGnit3D
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) May 27, 2020
Meanwhile, 51 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Uttarakhand on Tuesday, the total number of positive cases in the state went up to 400, as per the state health department.
As per the tally, 329 are active cases while four patients have succumbed to the virus.
Disclaimer: The image used is for representation and from a while back. We in no way want to add to the loop of misinformation.