Uttarakhand floods: One-stop helpline for people in distress

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Lucknow, June 26: The Indian Army on Wednesday launched a web site - suryahopes.in -- to provide updates on the whereabouts of people stranded in disaster-hit Uttarakhand.

The site also provides information about the location of people, helpline numbers, lists of those rescued and their current location.

One-stop helpline for people in distress

A spokesman for the Central Command told IANS that the web site was a one-stop helpline for people in distress following the natural calamity in Uttarakhand.

Over 8000 people remained stranded in Uttarakhand on Tuesday with fresh landslides, cloudbursts coupled with torrential rains hampering rescue operations as the death toll climbed to 822 with 142 bodies being found, including 127 in Kedarnath.

Rescue operations were suspended in Joshimath due to rains while landslips in Tehri district left a woman and a child dead. There were also reports of fresh cloudburst in Devprayag and heavy downpour in AugustyaMuni in Rudraprayag.

With inputs from IANS.

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