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CM Rio express sadness over the tragic disaster at Uttarakhand: PM approves ex-gratia to victims

CM Rio express sadness over the tragic disaster at Uttarakhand: PM approves ex-gratia to victims

Kohima, February 08 (NEx): The Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio expressed sadness over the tragic disaster that unfolded in Uttarakhand on Sunday, February 07, 2021.

Rio said, “My thoughts and prayers for everyone’s safety in the affected areas. I hope those stranded or missing are rescued and brought home safe soon. My deepest condolences to the families of the deceased”-unquote.

On Sunday morning, a glacier burst in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand caused a flash flood in Rishiganga river. The flood is likely to have killed around 100-150 people. Rescue teams were rushed to Uttarakhand on Sunday after the glacier burst, reports from national media said

It is also said that 16 people were rescued from inside the Tapovan tunnel by ITBP personnel. The rescue team has also retrieved around 9-10 bodies from the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) site in Tapovan.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi has approved an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the tragic avalanche caused by a Glacier breach in Chamoli, Uttarakhand. He also approved an amount of Rs. 50,000 for those seriously injured.