Jammu Kashmir Flood Victims Relief Fund

Update posted by Md Tauseef On Sep 11, 2014

Here are live updates on the flood situation in the state:

07:00 pm: Soldiers have rescued a seven-day-old baby after they herd her cries while wading into one of the innumerable parts of Srinagar where people are still being trapped in their homes by several feet of water. The infant was trapped on the top floor of a house with its young mother.

06:50 pm: Over 1,10,000 persons have been rescued so far by the Armed Forces and NDRF from different parts of Jammu & Kashmir in t...he ongoing rescue and relief operations..

06:35 pm: The death toll in the Jammu region has reached 153 and is expected to rise further, while 23,000 marooned people have been rescued. "At least 153 people have lost their lives. We have many missing people... this could take the toll to 200," Jammu Divisional Commissioner Shantmanu said. The rescued people have been housed in 83 relief camps.

06:02 pm: The army, in a statement, said efforts have been "intensified" on the 10th day of rescue operations with more than 220 columns being involved in the effort. Eighty four transport aircraft and helicopters of the air force and the Army Aviation Corps have been pressed into service, said a statement issued by the ministry.
The army has deployed around 30,000 soldiers for rescue and relief operations - 21,000 soldiers in Srinagar region and 9,000 in Jammu region.

05:15 pm: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has opened a bank account for receiving donation for flood-affected people of the state. Under the title of Chief Minister's Flood Relief Fund, J&K, interested people can deposit their donations in any branch of J&K Bank in Account No.0110040100001275; IFSC Code JAKAO MOVING, an official statement said.

04:25 pm: Rescue operations our priority, around 900 people have been evacuated since morning: Air Commodore Prashant Patange, AOC-in-C, Jammu air base.

03:48 pm: One lakh people have already been rescued. 30,000-35,000 have been rescued by NDRF and Indian Air Force : Rajnath Singh.

03:36 pm: Air India is operating relief flights out of Kashmir. Today it operated one such flight from Leh to Delhi which carried 122 passengers including 44 students from NIT.


Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/live-jammu-and-kashmir-floods-kashmir-floods-rescue-operations/1/382096.html

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