Priority to rescuing stranded people in Uttarakhand: PM

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the priority of the government was to rescue people stranded by heavy rains and flash floods in Uttarakhand and provide succour to the affected people.

According to the PMO’s Twitter account, the prime minister, who made an aerial survey of affected Uttarakhand along with Congress president Sonia Gandhi, said: “Our hearts go out to the families of those who have lost their lives and those who have suffered injury or loss of property in this tragedy.”

“The priority for the authorities at the moment is to rescue the stranded and provide urgently needed succour to those most in need of it,” he added.

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