Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces Rs 2L for kin of deceased

Shimla, July 25

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have expressed condolences over the death of people due to the landslides in Kinnaur.

Modi has announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund.

PREZ CONDOLES DEATHS

Deeply saddened by deaths in Kinnaur... I express my deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wish the injured a speedy recovery. — Ram Nath Kovind, President of india

He said all arrangements were being made for the treatment of those injured.

Meanwhile, President Kovind tweeted, "Deeply saddened by the news of deaths due to landslides in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. I express my deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wish the injured people a speedy recovery,"

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur also expressed grief over the deaths and asked the district administration to ensure immediate relief and rescue operations.

The police said all the deceased were tourists from different parts of the country.

Heavy boulders fell on a tempo traveller carrying 11 people, killing nine and injuring two, according to the police. Another person was injured in another landslide in Kinnaur district, they added. — PTI

Courtesy: Tribune News Service
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