55 people stranded in Beas river were rescued with  NDRF and administration help: DC Kangra

55 people stranded in Beas river were rescued with  NDRF and administration help: DC Kangra

Dharamshala (Arvind Sharma) 18 July.

 People trapped in the Beas river in Gandhara and Myani of Indora sub-division  of Kangra district were rescued safely after a nine-hour-long rescue operation with great difficulty. In this, MLA Malendra Rajan, SDM Surendra Thakur and DSP Vishal Verma remained there from the start of the rescue operation till the end. Deputy Commissioner and Chairman of District Disaster Management Authority, Dr. Nipun Jindal said that due to rise in the water level of Beas river on Monday night, the information about 55 people stranded in Gandhara and Myani was received in the district control room, during this Rescue operation was started at the local level under the supervision of SDM, DSP and NDRF was also informed. The rescue operation was started by NDRF at around 10:30 pm and this rescue operation continued till 5 am in which all the people have been evacuated safely. Deputy Commissioner Dr. Nipun Jindal has appreciated the efforts of SDM and DSP and their team and NDRF for the successful rescue operation that went on overnight.

The Deputy Commissioner said that due to incessant rains in various areas of the state, rivers, drains and potholes are in spate. Deputy Commissioner Kangra Dr. Niupan Jindal said that due to release of water from Pandoh Dam, the water level of Pong reservoir has also increased. He has appealed to the people of panchayats adjacent to the downstream area of Pong not to go near the river. He said that if there is any person or cattle near the downstream area of Pong, then immediately take them to a safe place. Appealing to the people to be vigilant, he asked to cooperate with the administration.

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