Pithoragarh landslide toll rises to 43

Last Updated: Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 13:26

Pithoragarh: The death toll from the landslide in Uttarakhand`s Pithoragarh district has risen to 43.
According to sources, at least 20 bodies have been pulled out from the debris so far. On Saturday, the landslide buried three remote villages in Uttarakhand.

At least 46 families have been affected by the tragedy.

Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has announced a compensation of one lakh rupees as exgratia to the kin of each of the deceased.

A downpour has lashed the region since Friday evening.


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First Published: Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 13:26

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