J&K floods: Odisha CM announces Rs 5 crore aid

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Bhubaneswar, Sep 9: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced an assistance of Rs.5 crore for relief and restoration work in flood-affected regions of Jammu and Kashmir.

The aid will be given from the chief minister's relief fund, a statement said.

"A team of 40 personnel from Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) is ready with all required equipment and boats. Submersible pumps will be pressed into service for undertaking rescue and relief operations in the affected areas," Patnaik's office said in a statement.

The chief minister also expressed his condolences to the bereaved families. More than 150 people have been killed in the floods and related incidents.

IANS

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