Army Chief oversees relief work in Leh
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Leh, Aug 16: With about 6,000 Army men involved in rescue and relief operations here following the cloudburst and flash floods, Chief of Army Staff, General V K Singh today paid a visit to oversee the progress.
General Singh visited a relief camp atop a hill run by army. The relief camp has been set up near the worst hit Choglamsar area, where a number of people are still feared to be buried under slush that rolled down the hills following the cloudburst on the intervening night of Aug 5 and 6.
The calamity has claimed over 200 lives so far.
Interacting with survivors, General Singh assured the people of all help and cooperation by the Army.
On being informed about the blockade of nallah running along the village, General Singh asked his officers to get the Army Engineers Corps working on it.
The General also visited the Military Hospital, where he interacted with the patients, both civilian and Army men who had sustained injuries.
He was later given a detailed briefing of the relief operations by Lt General S K Singh, General Officer Commanding, 14 Corps at the headquarters here.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 16 Aug 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 16 Aug 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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Leh, Aug 16: With about 6,000 Army men involved in rescue and relief operations here following the cloudburst and flash floods, Chief of Army Staff, General V K Singh today paid a visit to oversee the More