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Deeply saddened by death of many people due to cloudburst: Prez Kovind 

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Govt closely monitoring situation in Kishtwar, Kargil following cloudbursts: PM Modi 

Srinagar/New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said he was deeply saddened by the death of many people due to a cloudburst in Kishtwar district and extended his condolences to the bereaved families.

He also wished authorities success in the relief and rescue operations that are currently underway.

“Deeply saddened by the death of many people due to cloudburst in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar. I wish success in the ongoing relief and rescue operations for the missing people and extend my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families,” Kovind said in a tweet in Hindi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the central government is closely monitoring the situation in Kishtwar and Kargil following cloudbursts.

All possible assistance is being provided to the affected areas, he said, wishing for everyone’s safety and well-being.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha take stock of the situation arising due to the cloudburst near the holy shrine of Amarnath and in Kishtwar in the Union Territory.

Shah also discussed the situation with Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh.

A cloudburst occurred near Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas. There was no loss of life in the incident.

“I have spoken to L-G of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha and got information about the cloudburst near the holy cave of Baba Amarnath. NDRF teams are being sent there for relief operations and an accurate assessment of the situation,” Shah tweeted in Hindi.

Earlier in the day, Shah said he had spoken to the lieutenant governor and the DGP about the cloudburst in Kishtwar.

“I have spoken to the L-G and DGP of Jammu and Kashmir regarding the cloudburst in Kishtwar (J&K). SDRF, Army and local administration are engaged in rescue work, and NDRF is also reaching there. Our priority is to save as many lives as possible. I express my condolences to the bereaved families,” he said in a tweet in Hindi. (With PTI inputs)

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