Nearly 6,000 people are still missing after the floods in India

July 23, 2013. On Monday, the Indian authorities released figures on the number of people who are still missing after the large-scale flooding in the north of the country. This number is 5748 people.

According to the chief minister of the state of Uttarakhand Vijay Bahuguna, the families of people reported missing, may be eligible for financial assistance from the state. In addition to compensation from the federal government, the state government will pay each family that lost people, in 150,000 rupees (2.5 thousand U.S. dollars), according to Reuters.

With more than 4.6 thousand of those that were lost in Uttarakhand, came from other regions of India. Rather, it is about the pilgrims. The total number of people killed, according to official data of 580 people.

Floods in the state were caused by heavy rains that hit the Uttarakhand in mid-June. Thanks to the joint operation of Army and the Indian Air Force was able to save more than 90,000 people. During the rescue operation had involved dozens of helicopters, including a Russian Mi-26 and several Mi-17V-5.

Source: News Gismeteo

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