Delhi police to donate Rs 1 crore to U'khand

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New Delhi: In the wake of huge devastation in Uttarakhand, the Delhi police will donate Rs 1 crore to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund.

On June 23, the Indian armed forces rescued hundreds of stranded tourists from Uttarakhand's Kedar Valley, almost a week after flash floods and cloudbursts led to devastation of many places in the mountainous state.

The Army evacuated all 1,000 stranded pilgrims in the mountain folds around Jungle Chatti in Kedar Valley.

Using cliff assault techniques, skilled mountain rescue troops of the army evacuated 460 people on foot through one of the most dangerous zones in Kedar Valley.

The pilgrims were given food, fresh water, medical aid, blankets and plastic sheets at Gauri Kund Army Camp before further evacuation to Sonprayag.

Mean while, today Congress president Sonia Gandhi and the party vice president Rahul Gandhi flagged off relief materials for the victims of the flash floods in Uttarakhand.

OneIndia News

(with PTI inputs)

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