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Uttarakhand`s governor visit to Kedarnath cancelled as chopper develops snag

PTI | Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 17:50

Dehradun,: Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi`s proposed visit to Kedarnath was cancelled on Tuesday as the helicopter which was to take him to the Himalayan shrine developed some technical problem.

Qureshi was to offer prayers for peace at the shrine for victims of the natural calamity that struck the hill state on June 16-17 last year.

"I regret not being able to visit?the shrine where I had to offer prayers for peace for victims of the disaster and for keeping the state free from natural calamities," the Governor said.

In a release, Qureshi said his visit could have enabled him to take stock of relief and restoration works carried out in the area which bore the brunt of last year`s flashfloods.

A massive deluge had ravaged parts of Uttarakhand in June last year killing hundreds of people and leaving a trail of destruction.

First Published: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 17:50
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