4,045 missing after Uttarakhand floods, says Bahuguna

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Dehradun
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  • Updated: Jul 09, 2013 01:23 IST

Following the rains and flashfloods last month, 4,045 people have gone missing from Uttarakhand, chief minister Vijay Bahuguna said on Monday.

“Out of those missing, 795 were from different areas of this state, while the rest were visitors,” Bahuguna told reporters.

Around a week back the chief minister had pegged the number of the missing persons at 3,068.

“By July 15, all those who have gone missing will be officially considered dead and their families will be provided monetary compensation as approved by the state government,” he added.

He also announced monetary compensation of Rs 25,000 each for all those whose gharats (windmills) had been washed away in the calamity and the setting up of four units of the State Disaster Response Force.

 

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