New Delhi: Terming the flood-like situation in Kashmir Valley as `unfortunate`, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Madhav on Tuesday said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre will do whatever is required to help the state in tackling the problem.
"It is very unfortunate that the Valley is facing flood like situation for the second time in six months. The state government is carrying on relief work. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also sent a team under Naqvi ji to take stock of the situation. The Prime Minister has also sent Rs. 200 crores for relief work there. The Central government will do whatever is required to help the state in tackling this problem," Madhav told ANI.
Heavy rains and a landslide in Kashmir have killed 17 people as authorities continued working to rescue stranded villagers, with unseasonal rains raising fears of flash floods in the northern part of the state.
Fifteen people were killed when a hillside collapsed onto a house in Ledhan village, about 40 km from Srinagar, on Monday. Army and police used shovels and diggers to search for those missing.
The harsh situation in the state is a reminder of the September 2014 floods in the valley, the worst in more than a century that killed more than 200 people and displaced almost a million for weeks.