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1,446 people rescued from flooded north India areas: NDRF

New Delhi, June 20 , 2013,(IANS) : 18:10 IST
Army soldiers rescuing pilgrims during their flood relief operation in Chamoli, Uttarakhand. PTI Photo
A total of 1,446 people were rescued by the NDRF from areas affected by floods caused by torrential rains in various places of north India, including Uttarakhand, a disaster management official said Thursday.

"While 443 people were rescued in Uttarakhand, NDRF teams rescued 930 people from Haryana out of which 844 from Karnal and 86 from Yamuna Nagar. Fifty were rescued from Reckong Peo in Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh and 23 in Uttar Pradesh," a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) official said in a statement.

Twenty-nine teams of the NDRF have been deployed in various flood hit area of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, West Bengal and Assam for relief operations.

"The water levels have decreased, relief operations are continuing," the statement added.

Apart from NDRF, men and staff of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the army are carrying over the rescue operations particularly in Uttarakhand, the worst hit by heavy rains.

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Wednesday put the number of people stranded in Uttarakhand at some 62,000.

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