Rain havoc in Uttarakhand: 34 dead, 5 missing, compensation for affected families
Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Tuesday took stock of Uttarakhand flood situation in Nainital and other parts of the state. The state has announced monetary compensation for the affected families.
Mr CM also revealed that a total of 34 people have died so far and five others have gone missing.
A financial assistance of Rs 4 lakhs for the families of the deceased, Rs 1.9 lakhs for those who lost their houses in the rain-related incident has been announced.
“So far 34 deaths, 5 missing in Uttarakhand rains. Rs 4 lakh compensation to the families of the deceased, those who lost their houses will be given Rs 1.9 lakhs. Possible help to be extended to those who lost their livestock,” Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami said.
Meanwhile, NDRF has rescued more than 300 people from flood affected areas.
“Rescue operation is in progress and so far, teams have evacuated more than 300 stranded persons from Udham Singh Nagar district and other flood-affected areas,” an NDRF spokesperson told PTI.
Giving further details, the NDRF said it has deployed 15 teams in the state. As per latest updates, the Kumaon region of the hill state has been severely hit by heavy rains, leading to razing of houses and leaving many trapped in the debris.