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CTA offers Rs 3 lakh to help flash-flood victims in Uttarakhand

The Tibetan government-in-exile today announced to contribute Rs three lakh to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for the flood victims of Uttarakhand, where the death toll has reached 680 .

india Updated: Jun 23, 2013 22:22 IST

The Tibetan government-in-exile on Sunday announced to contribute Rs three lakh to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for the flood victims of Uttarakhand, where the death toll has reached 680 .

"We are deeply saddened by the devastating rain and flash-floods and offer prayers and sympathy for the families of those who have lost their lives and suffered injury or loss of property in this natural tragedy," Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said in a statement released here today.

"As a gesture of solidarity with rescue efforts, the CTA will contribute Rs 3 lakh to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund," it said.

The toll in the unprecedented tragedy rose to 680 till on Saturday with 123 bodies being recovered from Kedarnath area and chief minister Vijay Bahuguna saying the casualty figures may touch the 1,000 mark given the massive scale of devastation.