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CM Mamata Banerjee announces to donate Rs 10 crores to Kerala flood relief fund

Published : Aug 20, 2018, 12:46 am IST
Updated : Aug 20, 2018, 12:46 am IST

Meanwhile a labourer from the state has been found dead among the flood victims.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Photo: Twitter | ANI)
 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Photo: Twitter | ANI)

Kolkata: Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday announced of donating Rs 10 crores to the Kerala government for the disastrous flood which claimed hundreds of lives and left several parts under water in the state.

In the morning she tweeted, “My heart goes out to the people of Kerala battling #KeralaFloods In this hour of crisis, to stand beside the flood-affected people of Kerala, we have decided to make a contribution of `10 crore to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund.”

The Trinamul Congress supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee elaborated, “We are also ready to extend all other assistance and support that may be needed to tackle the calamity. We pray that our brothers and sisters of Kerala  resume normal life soon.”

A day before she said, “Words alone are not enough. Yet I must tell all my brothers and sisters of Kerala that our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. Condolences to those families who have lost their loved ones. Strength to those who are fighting the #KeralaFloods.”

Meanwhile a labourer from the state has been found dead among the flood victims.

The deceased, Dilwar Hossain Mullick (19), was originally from Choumuha village at Nakashipara in Nadia. He passed out the higher secondary examination this year.

To help his family financially Dilwar took up a construction worker’s job at Kozhikode.

According to his family members, he last spoke to them on August 16 when he narrated his plight amidst the flood.

On Saturday his friends called up his family to inform that he was swept away in a high current of the flood after he went out for work.

In another move the state government recently requested the railway ministry to operate some special trains to ferry the people from West Bengal, who have been stranded in Kerala due to the flood, back home.

Sources revealed that responding to the letter written by chief secretary Malay De at the behest of the state transport department, the railways will run a pair of trains from Ernakulam to Santragachhi.

One of them will leave at 6 pm while another will start at 9 pm.

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