Uttarakhand Flood: Now, Google helps to find missing persons

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Bangalore, June 27: Thousands of people have been displaced when heavy rains triggered a massive flood in Uttarakhand. Now, search engine giant Google began its mission to find the "missing people" who have been departed from their near and dear ones during the disaster.

Google launched a "Person Finder" tool which is helping to track people whose whereabouts are not known. The landing page of tool is carrying two boxes -- "I'm looking for someone" and "I have information about someone".


While the first part asks for details about the missing person(s) the users are looking for, the latter provides opportunity to give information about someone who lost his or her relatives.

Google have tracked 15,200 records so far. The Search Engine giant also provide facility to search the victims through mobile phone SMS.

Users can update status or search for required information by sending an SMS to 9 77 33 00 000 with the message Search person-name. For example, if the user is searching for Ravi, send the message -- Search Ravi to 9 77 33 00 000.

However, the page is also showing a notification which says, "On active Person Finder sites, all data entered is available to the public and usable by anyone. Google does not review or verify the accuracy of this data."

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