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Haryana announces Rs. 10 cr for flood relief work in Uttarakhand

PTI  Chandigarh, June 19, 2013
First Published: 02:33 IST(19/6/2013) | Last Updated: 02:34 IST(19/6/2013)

Haryana government on Tuesday night announced Rs. 10 crore for relief work in Uttarakhand hit by heavy rains and landslides.

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Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda talked to his Uttarakhand counterpart Vijay Bahuguna and said that the relief amount would be given to the state tomorrow, an official spokesman said.

Hooda assured all help to the hill state in carrying out relief and rescue works.

At least 102 people were killed in the flash floods triggered by incessant rains in Uttarakhand, while the toll in the calamity is likely to rise manifold as 500 people are still reported to be missing.

The famous Kedarnath shrine was virtually submerged in mud and slush where 50 people died in the unprecedented flash floods.

The shrine, one of the four holy dhams, in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand bore the brunt of torrential rains. About 500 people, including several pilgrims, are said to be missing in the area.

Rudraprayag district was the worst hit with 20 people dead and 73 buildings, including 40 hotels, along the banks of the Alaknanda swept away in the swirling waters of the river.

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