J-K: RR Battalion rescue residents stranded in waterlogged areas

| Updated: Apr 07, 2017 02:03 IST

Srinagar (J-K),[India] Apr. 6 (ANI): Braving the inclement weather, a (Rashtriya Rifles) Battalion today launched a rescue operation to evacuate locals stranded in the waterlogged areas of Parray Mohalla of Jammu and Kashmir's Panzipora which is prone to flooding. On receiving the distress calls from the residents, a quick reaction came from the Army and they immediately reached the Panzipora area and rescued at least 10 children stranded in the flooded houses. The village 'Nal'a flowing to its brim breached the bund and created potential danger of inundation of low lying areas. The patrols immediately diverted and assessed the danger. Showing presence of mind, the commanders gathered villagers and arranged the stones and stopped further breach. Simultaneously, vehicle load full of filled sandbags was rushed. With the help of locals, the breach was plugged in by the multiple layers of sandbags. The locals expressed their overwhelming gratitude for such prompt assistance from the army. Keeping in view the heavy rains received in the area for the past few days, a close watch was being kept over the localities prone to flooding. The areas are further being kept under watch. Patrols are being sent on boats to reach to waterlogged areas. Company commanders are maintaining a consistent touch with the locals so as to respond promptly to any eventuality. (ANI)