Following Cloudburst Jammu, Indian Air Force rescues 74 personnel from Kishtwar

After a devastating cloudburst that hit in Jammu on July 28, and there rescue operations are still underway, the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Saturday, July 31,  rescued 74 stranded personnel from different parts of the district. People rescued include 5 critically injured patients, the IAF informed. In addition, the IAF also lifted 3,150 kg of relief material of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

After the cloudburst in Kishtwar, three helicopters of IAF -- from Jammu, Udhampur and Srinagar were utilised for airlifting SDRF/NDRF teams to Kishtwar. concurrently, evacuation of critically injured people was done from Sondar to Kishtwar," said the PRO Defence, Jammu.

As per the Jammu and Kashmir's Lieutenant Governor's Office the grievously injured would be given Rs 50,000 each and Rs 12,700 under SDRF shall also be disbursed. "Relief under SDRF for loss of houses, utensils, clothing, household goods, cattle, cattle shed, loss of agricultural land will also be provided by Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar. Jammu and Kashmir Government will do everything possible to support & protect the affected families," said LG's office.

Lieutenant Governor's office also informed that the District administration, Police and SDRF team is at Honjar village. "An SDRF team is waiting to be airlifted at Jammu while two SDRF teams are on stand-by. An NDRF team from Punjab has been rushed for rescue and relief operations," it added.

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