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SEARCH AND RESCUE  OPERATION AT LANDSLIDE SITE  IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH

 

Dated:12 July, 2017                                                                                                  Time: 1800 Hrs

 

           A massive landslide occurred at 1330 hrs in Tora circle Laptap area, district Papumpare due to incessant rains. The landslide debris comprising heavy stones & boulders fell on 5 houses. 14 people got buried under the debris.

         On getting the information, NDRF team from12 Bn NDRF Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh, immediately rushed to the site and commenced rescue work, along with local administration.

           To strengthen the operation, 02 more teams from NDRF base Doimukh and Itanagar joined the operation, today morning. Commandant NDRF Sh. A.K.C. Singh supervised the operation.

           In a two day long operation, NDRF teams retrieved 13 dead bodies.

           As all the bodies have been retrieved from debris. Search operation called off in consultation with local administration.        

 

Issued By :- PR, Cell, NDRF HQ, New Delhi

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