Published On: Fri, Jul 1st, 2016

NDRF teams swing into action after cloudbursts in Pithoragarh

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At least 30 people were killed following a cloudburst in Chamoli and Pithoragarh districts of Uttarakhand on Friday even as the home ministry dispatched NDRF teams to take stock of the situation.

Flooding has been reported in many areas of the state after the Alaknanda river rose above the danger level mark after receiving rainfall upto 54 mm in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile people are being being moved out of low-lying areas even as Chief Minister Harish Rawat announced a compensation of 2 lakh rupees for the kin of the decease.

CM Harish Rawat announces Rs 2 lakh to the kin of victims

Expressing grief over the loss of lives in torrential rains in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday announced a compensation of Rs two lakh each to families of the victims.

Rawat said he was personally monitoring the situation and added that disaster management teams and security personnel have already been asked to reach the sites to carry out rescue works and ensure safety of locals.

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