Jammu And Kashmir: IAF Helicopter Rescues Seven People Stranded In Kathua

Seven people were stranded between two river streams for 36 hours.

Sohil Nikam

August 28, 2020

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In a rescue operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua town, a helicopter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) managed to bring back seven people to safety after they were trapped in the middle of a swollen river. The seven people, believed to be hailing from the Dhaloti village, were stranded in between two streams of the Ujh river in Kathua for 36 hours. The group included three women and three children and was evacuated to the nearest landing ground available. This comes after extremely heavy rainfall that has been lashing parts of Jammu and Kashmir over the past few days.

The PRO of Defence, Jammu said in a tweet, “In a swift daring rescue operation by a Jammu based MI-17 helicopter and Garud Commandoes today evening, amid incessant rains, rescued seven persons including three women and three children stranded on a marooned island inside overflowing river Ujh, South of Dhaloti, Kathua.” Earlier, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams had tried rescuing the stranded people, but the IAF was eventually needed to be called in.

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