Cloudburst: Rawat announces compensation for kin of victims

, 11:39 PM IST
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New Delhi: Uttarakhand government announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each to the next of kin who were killed following a cloudburst in Pauri district in the state.

Seven members of a family were killed when their house was razed to the ground by huge boulders that rolled down the hill after a cloudburst hit the area yesterday.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat made the announcement after vising the affected area where he also met the family members of the deceased, a government official said.

An sum of Rs four lakh each will be given for the demise of every member.

The CM also announced a help of Rs two lakh to the family for their building which was flattened to the ground.