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President to review Leh flood situation

india Updated: Aug 31, 2010 16:47 IST

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President Pratibha Patil is scheduled to visit cloudburst affected Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow and assess the ongoing relief and rehabilitation works.

"During her stay, the President will tour the affected areas and meet the people at the relief camp," an official statement said here.

The President will also be briefed by civil and military officials about the relief and rehabilitation operations following the cloudburst earlier this month.

"The President will distribute shawls and sweaters to the affected people in the camp," the statement added.

The cloudburst on the intervening night of August 5 and 6, led to flash floods and mudslides which claimed over 175 lives and injured about 400 people, besides causing widespread damage to public and private property.