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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.

 

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