Karnataka sends team to Uttarakhand to ensure its people`s safety

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 20:09

Bangalore: Karnataka government has sent a three-member team to Uttarakhand to ensure safety of people from the state stranded there due to floods.

"We are in constant touch with the Centre and Uttarakhand government to get information on safety of our people stranded in Uttarakhand," Chief Minister Siddaramaiah told reporters.

Flash floods in Uttarakhand have claimed over a hundred lives and left thousands of pilgrims for Himalayan shrines stranded.

The government has also set up helplines to get information on Kannadigas going on pilgrimage and their whereabouts, Siddaramaiah said.

Former Minister Shobha Karandlaje is among scores of people from Karnataka stranded in Uttarakhand. She, however, is safe, according her family sources.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 20:09

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