Speaker, RS Chairman condole deaths in Leh cloudburst
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Friday condoled the loss of life and property due to floods triggered by a massive cloudburst in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.
New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and
Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Friday condoled the loss of
life and property due to floods triggered by a massive
cloudburst in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.
"It is really tragic what has happened in Leh and I offer
my condolences to the families of the bereaved and to the
victims," Kumar said.
"I am deeply grieved and shocked to learn of the tragic
loss of life and property caused due to flash floods triggered
by massive cloudburst in Leh in the Ladakh region," Ansari
Ansari said he joined all citizens in sending condolences
to the members of the bereaved families and prayed to the
Almighty to grant them the strength to withstand the immense
The matter was raised in the Lok Sabha by Hassan Khan, an
Independent member from Ladakh. He wanted the relief and
restoration work to be taken up at the earliest as there was
very little time before winter set in and hit transport links
in the region.
Raising the matter during Zero Hour, he demanded speedy
disbursal of compensation to those affected by the flash
floods caused by the cloudburst.
Meanwhile, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi expressed deep
sorrow and grief over the loss of lives due to flash floods in
Gandhi wished speedy recovery to the injured.
Over 100 people were killed and another 370 injured when
flash floods triggered by torrential rains struck Leh town in