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Modi directs Rajnath to rush to landslide spot; 300 NDRF personnel rush to Pune

 Nearly 170 people are feared trapped with several houses coming under the landslide triggered by heavy rains in Ambegaon in Pune. (Source: Express Photo) Nearly 170 people are feared trapped with several houses coming under the landslide triggered by heavy rains in Ambegaon in Pune. (Source: Express Photo)
Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Posted: July 30, 2014 7:48 pm | Updated: July 30, 2014 7:53 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the loss of lives in landslide in Pune and directed that all possible help should be provided to the affected people.

He also directed Home Minister Rajnath Singh to rush to Pune to take stock of the situation, a PMO statement said. “The Prime Minister has condoled the loss of lives in the landslide and directed all possible efforts to help the affected people,” the statement said. 80 personnel of National Disaster Response Force have reached the spot for relief and rescue operations, it noted.

On the other hand the centre on Wednesday rushed around 300 personnel of the NDRF to help rescue people who are trapped following a landslide in Pune.

Nearly 80 personnel of the National Disaster Response Force have already reached landslide affected Ambegaon and joined in the rescue operations, while 220 more are on their way to the spot, a Home Ministry spokesperson said.

Those who have reached the site, started the rescue operations. They are also trying to restore the communication network, he said. NDRF headquarters in New Delhi is in touch with the Pune district administration and some more NDRF personnel are expected to be sent. Nearly 170 people are feared trapped with several houses coming under the landslide triggered by heavy rains in Ambegaon in Pune.

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