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President condoles loss of lives in Bihar, UP floods

Posted on Aug 18 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Aug 18 : President Pranab Mukherjee Monday condoled the loss of lives due to floods in some areas of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said.

In individual messages sent to D.Y. Patil and Ram Naik, governors of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, respectively, Mukherjee said he was saddened to know about the unprecedented floods in certain areas of the states, resulting in loss of lives, injuries and damage to property.

"I am sure the state government and other authorities are making all efforts to bring relief to those affected and also providing assistance to the people who have incurred losses," Mukherjee said.

He further said: "Please convey my heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased. I pray to the Almighty to give the families who have lost their dear ones, the strength and courage to bear the irreparable loss."

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