Ministers grieve over deaths caused by flash floods
SRINAGAR: The Minister for Housing, Horticulture, Culture and Youth Services and Sports, Raman Bhalla expressed grief over the loss of lives due to heavy rain/floods across the Jammu and Kashmir and in a tragic death incident in Rajouri District of Jammu where a bus carrying baaratis got washed away by flashfloods resulting several deaths of precious lives.
Bhalla deeply mourned the deaths caused due to natural calamity and extended his condolences to the families of those who died. He said, “I am deeply saddened to learn about the heavy rains leading to destruction across the state and loss of lives and damage to property and government isare making all efforts to bring relief to those affected and also provide assistance to the people who have incurred losses”.
Deputy Chairman, Legislative Council, Javed Ahmed Rana urged the government to take immediate steps for the relief of the people and also advocated for immediate sanctioning of relief to the people who have lost their crops and property. He requested the government to provide helicopter service for evacuation of people who are trapped in flood prone areas. He also suggested to setup medical camps for the people of flood hit border districts of Rajouri and Poonch.
Rana further asked the Government for ex-gratia relief to the kiths and kin of those who have lost their lives due to floods.
Extending sympathies with bereaved families, Minister for Forests, Mian Altaf said that he personally shares the grief of the affected families. He said all out efforts are being made by the Government to save the lives and the property of the people, particularly in those areas which have affected badly.
He directed Divisional administration of both the divisions to monitor the situation and extend every possible help to flood affected families.
Minister for Public Enterprises, Haj and Auqaf and Floriculture, Peerzada Mohammad Syed expressed his sympathies with the grieved families and has issued directions to concerned district administration to immediately undertake rescue operations so that the loss of life and property could be minimized.