PROMPT RESPONSE BY NDRF TEAM RESCUED 21 PERSONS IN UTTARAKHAND
Date 2nd September, 2017 Time 1400 Hrs
The heavy rains for last 24 hours in Uttrakhand raised the water level of several rivers, submerged several low lying areas and disrupted the normal life. On the intervening night of 1-2 September, 2017, 21 persons (Cattlemen) who were camping temporarily with their livestock in a jungle area got trapped due to sudden rise of water in River Yamuna between village Dhakarani of Dehradun, Uttrakhand and village Singpura of Paonata Sahib, Himachal Pradesh.
The local administration requisitioned the NDRF for saving the lives of the trapped victims . NDRF team pre-positioned at Dehradun for emergency response was rushed to the site immediately at mid night with boats and other life saving equipment . NDRF team on reaching the spot assessed the situation and immediately launched the rescue operation from Himachal side. The team made access to the victims with the help of NDRF boats and shifted all victims to the safer places. All the 21 persons were rescued safely with the help of 2 boats. NDRF team also assisted in shifting their livestock to safer places.
Prepositioning of NDRF teams and their prompt response helped in saving the precious lives once again.
Issued By : PR Cell, NDRF HHQ, New Delhi.