Security personnel rescue 11 persons trapped in flash floods in River Tawi in Jammu

Written by: Nitsi
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Jammu, Sep 9 (ANI): In a joint operation, the Indian Army and Jammu-Kashmir police personnel rescued 11 daily wagers, trapped in flash floods while collecting sand from the river bank of Tawi in Belicharana area on the outskirts of Jammu city on Thursday.

The rescued persons were in two groups when they suddenly found themselves caught in the flash floods in river Tawi caused by heavy rainfall in upper reaches of the State.

We took along OVM special driver operators and swimmers along with us. We have already rescued six people and there are other people trapped near tractor," said Ashil Khan, JCO Army, during the rescue operation.

One of the victims said, "Three people were trapped there out of which one was in unconscious state. Then I and other boy went to rescue them and brought them to dry place. Then we were waiting to get them out of water but turned impossible, as there was no chance of getting them out. Then we kept waiting and Army Came in and rescued us." said Narayan Singh, one of the victims.

The rescued could be possible after the trapped persons raised an alarm and it was heard by local residents. They came forward to help. Then the Army rushed to the spot and carried out the rescue operations and brought out all the 11 persons to safety. By Tahir Nadeem Khan (ANI)

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