Maharashtra offers aid to Leh flood victims

August 7th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Aug 7 (IANS) Maharashtra is ready to offer any kind of aid or assistance for providing succour to the victims of the flash floods in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said here Saturday.
Chief Minister Ashok Chavan spoke to his Jammu and Kashmir counterpart Omar Abdullah this afternoon and made the offer of help as per their requirements.

Abdullah said that his administration was in the process of calculating the losses and would seek help as and when required, but expressed appreciation at Chavan’s offer.

Chavan also expressed his grief over the tragedy and loss of lives on behalf of the people of the state.

The Maharashtra government has also set up helpline numbers to help people whose near and dear ones have lost their lives or are reported missing in Leh following the disaster.

The numbers are:

Mumbai: 022-22027990/22854168.

New Delhi: 011-23384353/23387285.

Cell: 0-98688-68286.

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