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    India is already grappling with Cyclone Tauktae, while the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of a low-pressure area that will form over the east-central Bay of Bengal and make landfall around 23 May.

    At least two people have died and four people have gone missing following a cloudburst incident in India's Uttarakhand state.

    Uttarakhand, called "Devbhumi" or the "Land of Gods" due to the large number of Hindu pilgrimage sites in the state, has a population of over 10 million people.

    "So far we have managed to recover one body, search for the missing persons is underway in Birnad, following cloudburst in the area", a senior State Disaster Response Force official said. 

    In the wake of Cyclone Tauktae and its direction shifting north-north-eastwards from the Bay of Bengal, states in northern India have been experiencing heavy rainfall since yesterday.

    Meanwhile, the weather department has issued a red alert for heavy rains for the next 24 hours in the state.

    Uttarakhand has witnessed two cloudbursts this month.

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