Patna: Former Bihar minister Ashwani Kumar Choubey's two relatives were killed while he survived nature's fury at Kedarnath in Uttarakhand, the north-Indian hill state where, 300 people from Bihar are missing.

Choubey, along with his close relatives, a family priest and security personnel, was on a trip to Kedarnath when they were trapped in the landslides and strong currents of the Ganga river.

According to his personal staff, his close relative Subodh Mishra and his wife Rubi Mishra were killed in landslides.

Choubey and his other family members were airlifted by helicopters and brought to Dehradun first and then to Delhi, a relative of Choubeys said on Thursday in Patna.

"Choubey's three security personnel, his priest and a relative are still missing. There is no information about them," an official said. The reports reaching in Patna suggests that more than three hundred people are missing in the flood-hit state of Uttarakhand.

Thousands are said to be missing in the north-Indian hill state after unprecedented rains and cloudbursts led to landslides and flash floods.

(Agencies)

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