Rahul Gandhi, Pallam Raju visit flood-affected Leh

August 16th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI  

Rahul Gandhi By Jigmet Angchuk

Leh, Aug 16 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi and Minister of State for Defence M Pallam Raju visited various areas in Leh on Monday, over a week after flashfloods had left the town devastated.

They visited the Military Hospital in Leh, and interacted with patients, both civilian and army, who had sustained injuries in the calamity.

Gandhi also visited the Choglamsar relief camp and interacted with locals of the village who had lost their homes in the floods. He assured the people that all possible assistance would be given to them for their rehabilitation.

The Army and the Air Force in Ladakh region are supervising relief and rescue operations.

Lieutenant General S. K. Singh, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Army’s 14 Corps, briefed both Gandhi and Raju on the situation in Ladakh.

He also briefed them about the restoration of region’s connectivity with the rest of the country, and their ongoing rescue operations to locate missing Army personnel at Tyakshi. (ANI)

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