ibnlive » India » Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand floods: UN monitoring situation, says India has made no request for assistance

Press Trust of India
Jun 24, 2013 at 01:26pm IST

The UN is closely monitoring the situation in India's north, where torrential rains have triggered floods and landslides that have killed hundreds of people.

UN spokesperson Eduardo del Buey told reporters on Sunday in New York that the UN Disaster Management Team is monitoring the situation through its field offices. "No request for international assistance has been made," he said.

In the state of Uttarakhand, rising river levels have resulted in the collapse of buildings and bridges. A large number of people are trapped around the holy town of Kedarnath, located in a valley. Flooding has also affected other parts of India, including Haryana, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune.

Uttarakhand floods: UN monitoring situation, says India has made no request for assistance

Uttarakhand floods: UN monitoring situation, says India has made no request for assistance

Latest

More from this section

PREVIOUS  Uttarakhand floods: After theft reports, suspect tourists and locals to be frisked

NEXT  Jawans are the heroes of Uttarakhand, not politicians: Chidambaram