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Bahuguna visits cloudburst-hit Ukhimath

Last Updated: Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 12:43

Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna Saturday took stock of the situation at Ukhimath in Rudraprayag district where a cloudburst killed 29 people.

Accompanied by state Disaster Management Minister Yashpal Arya and Garhwal MP Satpal Maharaj, the Chief Minister visited the affected villages and took stock of the damage inflicted by the disaster yesterday and reviewed the ongoing relief and rescue operations, officials said.

A cloudburst early on Friday flattened scores of homes in Chunni, Mangoli, Kimana, Sansari, Giriya, Barhmankholi, Premnagar and Juatok in Ukhimath area claiming 29 lives.

The toll may rise as 31 people are still missing. The calamity also left 15 injured, 11 of them are in critical condition.

The injured have been flown in a helicopter to hospitals in Ukhimath and Srinagar. Some of those critically injured have also been referred to hospitals in Dehradun, officials said.

Nearly 124 ITBP and Army personnel are engaged in relief and rescue operations in the affected villages.


First Published: Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 12:43
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