Eight-day rescue operations at Nugalsari ends

Shimla, August 18

The eight-day rescue operations at Nugalsari in Kinnaur district ended today. The district administration had till yesterday recovered the bodies of all 14 persons reported missing but the rescue operations continued on Wednesday.

As many as 28 persons lost their lives while 13 were injured in the massive landslide that occurred on the 150-metre stretch between Chaura and Nugalsari on August 11. "By Tuesday, all bodies were extracted as per the list of missing persons available with us and the rescue operations continued on Wednesday. We have now stopped the rescue work," said Abid Hussain Sadiq, DC, Kinnaur.

He appreciated the efforts of the Porcelain excavator operator who took the heavy machine 60 degrees on the hills. He said that the rescue teams used machines, rope links, drones and fire extinguishers even as shooting stones posed a grave risk to their lives. — TNS

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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