U’khand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami Meets Affected People in Chamoli

Dehradun:  The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Pushkar Singh Dhami on Friday visited Dungri village in Chamoli district to meet the disaster-ravaged people who lost their kin in the landslides triggered by heavy rains in the state.

Escorted by Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj, State Disaster Management Minister Dhan Singh Rawat and officials, the Chief Minister walked up the steep slippery slopes of the village with a stick in hand for support to do an on-the-spot assessment of the losses.

Two people went missing as heavy rain battered a landslide at Dungri village in Karnaprayag tehsil, Chamoli district on October 20. Rescue operations by the local administration and Disaster management agencies were launched, as per the district magistrate Himanshu Khurana.

However, both victims are still missing. The death toll in the rain-battered Uttarakhand has mounted to 64 and 11 people are still missing according to official estimates. The minister comforted the families and assured them of government assistance, according to a statement by the chief minister's office.  Amid torrential rains, the hilly state has witnessed flooded roads, buildings, landslides and overflowing rivers leaving people stranded in various places.

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