So far, 42 people have died due to landslides, house collapses, current in the water, etc., while some people are missing during incessant rains in Uttarakhand. The death figures comprise 29 in Nainital, 6 in Almora, 4 in Champawat, one each in Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, and Udham Singh Nagar. However, the official figures put the death toll at 35.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami announced compensation for the affected families. “Those who lost their houses will be given Rs 1,09,000, Rs 4 lakh compensation to the families of the deceased, possible help to be extended to those who lost their livestock,” informed Dhami.
The CM conducted an aerial survey of areas affected due to heavy rainfall. He further assured that every possible help will be extended to those who lost their livestock due to heavy rains and landslides in the state.
CM Dhami has been taking updates from all DMs through video conferencing, instructing them to remain alert. He informed that the central government provided three helicopters for relief and rescue work.