Press Esc to close
Sunday 28 May 2017
News updated at 2:49 AM IST

Six pilgrims from Andhra killed in Uttarakhand floods

Hyderabad, June 20 (IANS) 14:29 IST
 Indian army, Indian army soldiers help stranded people to reach at safer place in Uttarkashi, in northern Indian state of Uttrakhund. India's army and air force evacuated nearly 12,000 Hindu pilgrims stranded in a mountainous area after torrential monsoon rains and landslides caused death and destruction in northern India.
Six pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh were among those killed in the floods in Uttarakhand while relatives of hundreds of others are anxiously waiting to hear from their near and dear ones.

Five members of a family from Visakhapatnam district were killed in the floods, according to information reaching their relatives. They were among a group of 15 persons who had gone on Char Dham Yatra earlier this month.

Narayana Rao (36), K. Adilakshmi (70), Seeta Ramaswamy (50), Rama Rao (46) and Shyamprasad (46) were reported dead. Three others from the same group were also missing. One of the members of the group Thursday informed their relatives over phone about the tragedy. The group was caught in floods at Rampur checkpost near Kedarnath while returning from the pilgrimage.

A man from Anantapur district was also killed in the floods. J. Veerabhadraiah (21) was in another group of pilgrims stranded on the hills near Kedarnath.

About 150 people survivors reached Andhra Pradesh Bhavan in New Delhi. The state officials in coordination with railways were making arrangements for their return to their destinations in Andhra Pradesh.

As many 2,800 pilgrims from the southern state are stranded in the floods. Relatives of 25 pilgrims from Kushaiguda in Hyderabad were anxiously waiting to hear about their near and dear ones. They have not heard anything since Saturday when the group was caught in floods while returning from Kedarnath.

Relatives of hundreds of others from Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal, Kurnool and other districts are also anxious to know about their welfare.

The state government officials said they were in constant touch with Uttarakhand authorities to gather information about the pilgrims from the state and were making all steps for their safe return.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Kumar Jugnauth...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Kumar Jugnauth...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi pays tributes to first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi pays tributes to first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru...

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi meeting the victims of Saharanpur caste violence at...

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi meeting the victims of Saharanpur caste violence at...

A Policeman in action against stone pelters during violent clashes which erupt following the...

A Policeman in action against stone pelters during violent clashes which erupt following the...

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia addressing a press conference in New Delhi...

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia addressing a press conference in New Delhi...

Congress activists took out a rally in Kolkata on Saturday, demanding improvement in law and...

Congress activists took out a rally in Kolkata on Saturday, demanding improvement in law and...

Youth Congress organised Beef Festivals in front of Ernakulam BJP office in Kochi...

Youth Congress organised Beef Festivals in front of Ernakulam BJP office in Kochi...

Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama confer the Avalokiteshvara Empowerment from the Main Tibetan...

Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama confer the Avalokiteshvara Empowerment from the Main Tibetan...

The completely damaged house where two militants including a top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen...

The completely damaged house where two militants including a top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen...

A group of protesters who have blocked the road near the scene of a fierce gunbattle between...

A group of protesters who have blocked the road near the scene of a fierce gunbattle between...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.