Gujarat flooding kills 81 — Thousands airlifted from Uttarakhand

Recent floods in Gujarat, India have claimed lives of at least 81 people with thousands of pilgrims being airlifted from Uttarakhand region.

According to Hindustan Times, most of the deaths have been reported from worst-hit Amreli district in Saurashtra.

Choppers airlifted nearly 8,500 people from the Hindu shrine of Badrinath and the Sikh pilgrimage Hemkund Sahib, located in Chamoli district.

The army and air force are working in rescue and relief operations in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat.

According to Yahoo News India, Gujarat flooding has left eight Asiatic lions dead in Krankach of the Amreli district of the state.

The state government has announced financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh each for families of people killed in the latest natural disaster.

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