People stranded in rain-affected areas being taken to relief camps in northern India
A total of 539 people have been evacuated from areas affected by the heavy rainfall this monsoon and taken to relief camps in northern India’s Himachal Pradesh.
The people were evacuated from the badly-affected areas of Indora and Fatehpur, in Kangra district of the state on August 16.
Visuals showed the rescued people being taken out of a helicopter. The air force officials gathered at the spot along with the cops who escorted the rescued people to these camps. Among those rescued included elderly women and even small children, which the cops held in their arms.
As per Deputy Commissioner Nipun Jindal, arrangements for food and accommodation have been made at these camps for the ones rescued. He also stated that medical teams have also been deployed at these camps and they are providing necessary treatment to the people who are rescued.
A total of five relief camps have been set up, with two each being at Fatehpur and Indora and one at Noorpur. Out of these, 212 people have been kept at a relief camp in Badhukar village in Indore district with 121 in Fatehpur sub-division. A total of 67 people have taken shelter in Ram Gopal temple of Indora and 111 in Sheikhpura. Also, 67 people were staying at a relief camp that was established in Labrodi, Noorpur.
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