New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed his condolences over the loss of lives in Uttarakhand, which has been ravaged by incessant rainfall.
Expressing his grief, PM Modi said, “I am anguished by the loss of lives due to heavy rainfall in parts of Uttarakhand. May the injured recover soon. Rescue operations are underway to help those affected. I pray for everyone’s safety and well-being.”
The Prime Minister on Tuesday also spoke to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami to take stock of the situation arising due to incessant rainfall in the state. As per the sources, Modi has assured Dhami of all necessary help from the Centre to the state to deal with the situation.
So far, the death toll in the northern state hit by heavy rainfall has risen to 34 as rescue operations continue.
At least 34 people were killed and five have been missing amid incessant rain in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said on Tuesday. The chief minister, who visited the Disaster Management Control room on Tuesday, said, “So far 34 deaths, 5 missing in Uttarakhand due to heavy rains.”
Dhami, who conducted an aerial survey of areas affected due to heavy rainfall, assured that the possible help will be extended to those who lost their livestock due to heavy rains and landslides in the state.
“Those who lost their houses will be given Rs 1,09,000, Rs 4 lakh compensation to the families of the deceased, possible help to be extended to those who lost their livestock,” he said.