इंडियन आवाज़     20 Apr 2024 12:49:21      انڈین آواز

Relief & rescue operation on after landslides in Uttarakhand

(Last Updated On: 04/07/2016)


cloud burstRelief and rescue operation is going on in the disaster affected villages of Pithoragarh in Uttrakhand. NDRF, SDRF, ITBP, Army and the state police are working round- the-clock looking for any traces of life trapped under the debris.

So far, 15 bodies have been recovered from the debris, while 12 persons are still missing.

The death toll in Pithoragarh and Chamoli has gone up to 18. Meanwhile, Major rivers in the State which were in spate earlier have now started receding.

With the clearing of landslides on Gangotri and Yamunotri national highways in Uttarkashi, vehicular traffic to both the shrines has been resumed.

Yatra on the Kedarnath route was already going on uninterrupted. Continued efforts are being made to open the Badrinath national highway which was blocked at some places in Chamoli district since last three days.

Meanwhile, the State Chief Minister Harish Rawat has asked the Deputy Commissioners to ensure that the yatris to the Chardhams are not stranded on the route.

In the event of road blocks, they should be stayed at safer places and provided with food, water and lodging facilities.

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