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Torrential Rainfall Claims 10 Lives: Haryana CM Khattar

Torrential Rainfall: As the heavy rain lashed several parts of the country, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday informed that as many as 10 people have died due to the floods in the state, following an aerial survey of the affected areas. He also underlined that this tool could increase. Khattar also announced […]

Edited By : Prateek Gautam | Updated: Jul 12, 2023 18:54 IST
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Torrential Rainfall Claims 10 Lives: Haryana CM Khattar
Torrential Rainfall Claims 10 Lives: Haryana CM Khattar

Torrential Rainfall: As the heavy rain lashed several parts of the country, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday informed that as many as 10 people have died due to the floods in the state, following an aerial survey of the affected areas. He also underlined that this tool could increase.

Khattar also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of people who died in the floods triggered by the Incessant rainfall.

Addressing the media, Khattar said that around 10 people have died in the floods so far, but the number may increase, 2 are missing, and many cattle have died…assessment of the losses will be done. “Rs 4 lakhs ex-gratia to be given to kin of dead…”, he announced.

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“For the last four days, the incessant rainfall not only in Haryana but in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Punjab has led to flood situations in some districts of the state,” Haryana CM said.

Informing about the action taken to provide relief to the people, Khattar stated that the total of 40 villages are flooded heavily and they are doing all the work to help the people. “We have called National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Army to those places …we’re doing everything we can,” he told.

While taking a note of loss of lives, Haryana CM informed, “So far deaths of 10 people have been reported, apart from this, there was more impact of rain and water on livestock and houses, this will be assessed.”

“Apart from this, all the district deputy commissioners have been ordered to assess the damage caused by the rain and submit a report,” Khattar added.

In recent days, the state of Himachal Pradesh has been severely affected by incessant and torrential rainfall, resulting in widespread chaos and destruction. The heavy downpours have unleashed a series of unfortunate events, including landslides, power outages, road blockages, and the significant damage of vital bridges.

The relentless rainfall has triggered numerous landslides across the region, rendering several areas inaccessible and posing a grave threat to the safety of the local population. The cascading mud and debris have engulfed roads, making transportation incredibly challenging and hampering rescue and relief efforts. Moreover, these landslides have disrupted communication networks, further complicating the task of coordinating emergency services and leaving many communities cut off from essential resources and assistance.

First published on: Jul 12, 2023 06:54 PM IST

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