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Legal Fraternity Sends Relief to Ladakh Flood Victims

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On to India, where members of a legal fraternity are sending relief materials for the victims of floods in the Ladakh region. More than a hundred people have lost their lives, with hundreds injured.

Members of the legal community from India's northern states of Punjab and Haryana sent relief materials to the victims of floods in the Ladakh region.

The Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court formally handed over these materials and also flagged off a convoy of mini trucks on Monday.

[Mukul Mudgal, Chief Justice]: (English)
"Blankets and pullovers were badly required because of the cold; so this material is blankets; we are also arranging pullovers, mattresses that will go in the second and third lots.”

Ladakh was ravaged by flash floods caused by a sudden cloudburst last week that claimed more than 150 lives, and injured hundreds of others.

More than 7,000 soldiers are conducting rescue and relief work in the region, which shares its borders with China and Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

Indian Air Force helicopters have dropped and distributed food, drinking water, and other aid materials to remote villages, which were completely cut off from the rest of Jammu and Kashmir.