The chief minister Ashok Gehlot said that it was commendable to witness the support of local people, given the severity of the natural calamity
Ashok Gehlot, the chief minister of Rajasthan, on Tuesday, expressed satisfaction over the rescue and relief operations in the state after lightning struck many areas wherein many people lost their lives.
The chief minister said that it was commendable to witness the support of local people, given the severity of the natural calamity.
“After the lightning incident in Amer, the SDRF, Police and Civil Defense along with the local people took part in the rescue operations in a splendid manner which is commendable,” Ashok Gehlot said.
He said that traveling to an inaccessible location, hauling down the injured, and transporting them to the hospital in a timely manner helped the administration to save a lot of lives.
He said, “By going to the spot situated on the inaccessible hill, bringing down the injured and taking them to the hospital in time, which saved their lives.”
The chief minister went on to say, “I salute all those involved in the relief and rescue work.”
Twelve people were killed due to the lightning strike at the iconic watchtower near the Amber Fort in Jaipur. Besides, Jaipur, the other fatalities were reported from Kota, Jhalawar, Baran, Dholpur, Sawai Madhopur, and Tonk.
“23 people, including seven children, were killed in lightning strikes in seven districts of the state on Sunday and 27 were injured,” Anand Kumar, Principal Secretary, Disaster Management and Relief Department, told the media.
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for the kin of people killed in lightning strikes across the state, the state chief minister announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the kin.