Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Image: PTI/File
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are engaged in relief and rescue operations in rain-hit Himachal Pradesh and termed the loss of lives due to the deluge as "extremely distressing". At least 29 people were killed in Himachal Pradesh, nine of them buried under the rubble of a temple after a landslip in Shimla, as rains wreaked havoc in the state, triggering landslides that blocked key roads and brought down houses, officials said on Monday.
"The loss of lives due to heavy rains and landslides at various places in Himachal Pradesh is extremely distressing. NDRF teams are engaged in relief and rescue operations along with the local administration. "I express my deepest condolences to the bereaved families. May God give them the strength to bear this sorrow. I wish for the speedy recovery of the injured," he said on X (formerly Twitter).
हिमाचल प्रदेश के विभिन्न स्थानों पर भारी वर्षा और भूस्खलन से हुई जनहानि अत्यंत दुःखद है। NDRF की टीमें स्थानीय प्रशासन के साथ राहत व बचाव कार्यों में लगी हैं। शोक संतप्त परिवारों के प्रति गहरी संवेदना व्यक्त करता हूँ। ईश्वर उन्हें यह दु:ख सहने की शक्ति दें। मैं घायलों के शीघ्र…— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 14, 2023
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