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132 persons from state killed in June floods: Uttarakhand Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 22:26

Dehradun: A total of 132 people from Uttarakhand have been listed as having lost their lives in the flash floods that hit the state in June, Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar said on Thursday.

A further 823 persons in the state are reported missing, he added.

Talking to reporters here, Kumar said that the kin of 100 of those killed in the tragedy have already received compensation of Rs 5 lakh each.

The relief payments for the kin of the remaining 32 families will be made soon, he added.

The state government has spent a total of Rs 5 crore so far on paying compensations to the kin of those who died in the tragedy, he said.

Of the 823 missing, the kin of 743 have received ex-gratia relief of Rs 5 lakh each with the state government releasing another Rs 38 crore to meet these payments, he said.

The kin of the remaining 80 missing will soon be compensated, he added.

There is no report of anyone having being maimed in the tragedy but about 73 persons injured in the flash floods have received a total compensation of Rs 13 lakh.


First Published: Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 22:26

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