Haryana teams have rescued 275 pilgrims,says govt

Till now,four rescue teams from Haryana posted at different parts of flood-hit Uttarakhand have managed to send 275 stranded people back to the state by road and 40 by air,the government said on Wednesday.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: April 11, 2014 5:03 pm

Till now,four rescue teams from Haryana posted at different parts of flood-hit Uttarakhand have managed to send 275 stranded people back to the state by road and 40 by air,the government said on Wednesday. As many as 38 people have reached Haryana through their own arrangements.

According to official information,1,403 people from Haryana were caught in the floods,among them,509 are missing. While 445 had reached home,the remaining 449 are reported to be safe.

The government,meanwhile,has announced that it will give financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh to the next of the kin of NDRF Sub-Inspector Satish Kumar,who died on Tuesday in a copter crash in Uttrakhand while carrying out a rescue operation.

Kumar belonged to Dudhwa village in Bhiwani district. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has also announced Rs 2.50 lakh for the family of 13-year-old Sagar from Bibipur Brahmna village in Karnal,who had recently drowned in flood waters.

Hooda has appealed also to the people to donate liberally to the Haryana Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in order to help those affected by flash floods and landslides in Uttrakhand.

Those who want to contribute can do so by crediting donations in Haryana Chief Minister’s Relief Fund’s bank account number 001434003100001.

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