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CM airlifts nine in his Chopper from Sangla

Foreign Nationals commend rescue efforts of State Government

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Shimla. The Chief Minister, Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu displaying his humanitarian side brought Nine stranded tourists in his chopper till Shimla apart from 118 evacuated by the Air force. After assessing the damage caused due to rains and flash floods in Kullu, Mandi and Lahaul Spiti districts, Sh. Sukhu left for Sangla in Kinnaur where he met the affected families who suffered losses due to excessive rains triggering flash floods.

Few foreign Nationals who were stuck up in Sangla thanked the Chief Minister for ensuring the relief and rescue operations. “We were elated to see the head of the State personally overseeing rescue efforts” said Ms. Taali from Israel and Helen and Chester from New Zealand.

Besides, a group of 34 tourists from West Bengal who were stranded at Sangla from last five days thanked the efforts of the State Government for airlifting them till Cholling from where we have started our journey towards Shimla stated Shonali Chatterji. Besides providing medical aid, we were also supported by the locals, she said.

There were similar versions from a local resident Pankaj Negi who was to join his duties in Gujarat and Smt. Dara Negi, who had paid visit to her relatives in Sangla and was stuck up there from a week. Both have all praise for the Local administration for their rescue.

The Chief Minster also announced to provide immediate relief of rupees one lakh each to the affected and stated that option would be given of government land in place of transferred land for their lost property. He asked for construction of concrete wall along ‘Tong-Tong Che’ Nallaha, which also causes major damage during rainy season. He also interacted with the victims of flash floods at Sangla and Kuppa Barrage and assured for every aid from the Government and directed the district administration to ensure that people who have suffered losses should be fairly compensated.

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