August 10, 2010 01:09:35 PM IST IBNS, Bollywood Trade News network
With the death toll in the Leh cloudburst touching 150, the world of Twitter is abuzz with posts, praying for the safety of people suffering there. From celebrities to the common man, a large number of people have expressed solidarity with the Leh victims. More than 200 people are still missing following the disaster on Friday. Priyanka Chopra and Amitabh Bachchan were very saddened by the disaster.
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who had spent lots of days at Leh in her childhood, is praying for the safety of the people in the beautiful place. "I have such amazing memories of Leh. My dad was posted there in 94. I mean I was a kid but I remember so clearly running barefoot and carefree," she tweeted.
AMITABH BACHCHAN and PRIYANKA CHOPRA
Priyanka wrote: "On the stunning hills surrounding our army base. going to the Market with my mom..I'm deeply affected by the mudslide in Leh..I pray for them."
She also announced via Twitter that she and her family are trying to help the victims there.
"Victims and their families.. Me and my family are doing our best to offer help..if u can..in ur smallest way..it would help," said she.
"Horrid, Horrid Horrid ! The cloud burst in Ladakh ! Our prayers and condolences for those in distress and those that lost their lives," Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan tweeted.
About 7,500 army and other personnel are trying to dig out bodies and bring life in Leh back to normal. Indian Air Force planes have brought relief materials including 5,000 blankets, 75 tarpaulins and a team of nurses to the area, reports said.