Rescue officials rush to the aid of two trapped after wall collapses in northern India
In an unfortunate development, two people were buried as a wall collapsed in northern India’s Uttarakhand. The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) officials rushed to the spot to save the victims.
This happened in Rishikesh’s Laxman Jhula area on August 10.
Visuals showed the officials at work as they worked towards saving the trapped people. The area was flooded where the wall had collapsed and the officials stood in knee-high water and conducted the rescue operation. They were seen taking out one of the victims and putting him into an ambulance. According to a report, the SDRF team under the leadership of inspector Kalyan Sajwan rushed to the spot and started the rescue operation.
Unfortunately, one of the victims, an 84-year-old ascetic, has died in this incident. The officials meanwhile saved the other who was injured.
It was also learnt that this happened due to heavy rainfall in the area. Uttarakhand, out of many north Indian states, have borne the brunt of severe rainfall this monsoon which has caused landslides and floods in several areas. The rainfall continues to lash the state with the SDRF officials having been involved in several rescue operations so far.
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