PM Narendra Modi announces Rs 2 lakh atonement for victims’ families; 38 died by landslip in Darjeeling

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West Bengal: Around more than 38 people were killed in landslip by heavy rain in Darjeeling district of Bengal on Wednesday.
According to officer’s report, more than 37 death report has come.

The incessant rainfall that hit the district on Tuesday night triggered massive landslides all across the hills and swept away several houses.

Various type of squad as NDRF and NDMA teams are working at the landslip area due to saving life for people, besides the SSB and state national disaster teams.

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi announced to pay sum of at Rs 2 lakh atonement for each victims families. PM Modi instructed Minister of State for investigation on effective areas. A team from NDRF is extending all possible support, Modi said.

“An atonement of Rs. 2 lakh from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund would be provided to the families of the deceased,” he added. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that a compensation of Rs 1.25 lakh will be given to those who are injured in the landslide and a compensation of Rs 4 lakhs will be given to the family of those deceased.

The National Highway – 10 has been cut off, as a result of which hundreds of tourists are stranded at Darjeeling. Leader Binay Tamang, Morchasaid said in statement, “The state administration has up and down into action and the rescue operations have begun.

Border security force is also helping in the rescue operations. Continuous rains are stalling the rescue operations,” said Binay Tamang, Morcha Leader’’.

Red alert has been also issued following flood-like situation at Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal by government.

Following incessant rains, the Teesta River has overflowed and as many as 400 people residing in the Dhupguri and Biren basti beside the river bank are stranded. Their mud houses have been destroyed in the flood.

Meanwhile, the North Bengal Development minister, Gautam Deb has said, “Our priority is to rescue people and provide them with medical aid. The biggest challenge is to get through the worse hit areas amidst the incessant rains.”

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