Dehradun, 8 July: Three members of a family were today killed in a house collapse as fresh spell of rains stalled relief operations in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand, where the authorities said the number of people missing has mounted to over 4,700. Two women and a child belonging to one family were killed when the ceiling of their house collapsed in Vikasnagar area of Dehradun, officials here said. The roof of the house caved in under the impact of debris from the hills, killing them on the spot, they said.
Meanwhile, The National Disaster Management Authority today asked states to be more proactive on disaster management and appoint full-time chiefs for disaster management authorities. On the lines of NDRF Uttarakhand would now have State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) to combat with any difficult situation of crises at the time of disaster. SNS