Chief Minister Pema Khandu has ordered for placing chopper service on 6th June to Vijaynagar to evacuate the persons injured in Thunderbolt incident on Monday.
Chief Minister has expressed shock and sorrow over the tragic incident of four persons losing their lives while six others grievously injured due to thundering and lightening at Gandhigram village in Vijaynagar area today.
The deceased have been identified as Jalina Yobin 12 years, Chanisa Yobin 14 years, Chathiya Yobin 13 years and Shalida Yobin 38 years ( all females). Out of six injured, one is said to be in very critical condition warranting immediate air evacuation for further treatment.
Khandu, while expressing deep sorrow over the unfortunate incident has announced immediate release of ex-gratia to the next of kins according to the laid down norms. He conveyed his deepest condolences and extended solidarity with the bereaved family members. He also prayed for speedy recovery of those injured.
While appealing the people to be cautious during monsoon which creates havoc every year and claims precious lives, Khandu advised all to be in preparedness to tackle such natural calamity. He directed the district administration to immediately provide all possible assistance to the victims.