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5 people trapped in flash floods rescued in Kathua

KATHUA: District Administration Kathua today rescued five people who were trapped in the flash-floods in Ujh River after a long drawn rescue operation.

As soon as the reports were received at the District Control Room, Kathua Administration swung into action and deputed SDRF teams to Khandhwal and Mahi Chack in Block Marheen and Kathua respectively.

As both the spots witnessed high rise of Flash floods, a request to Divisional Commissioner Jammu was made by Deputy Commissioner Rahul Yadav for immediate deputing of Chopper to rescue the trapped persons from overflowing rivulets.

An Indian Air-force chopper was pressed into action to airlift the stuck persons.

Two sorties of IAF Chopper were conducted and 5 persons (4 from Khandhwal and 1 from Mahi Chack) were successfully rescued in a swift operation.

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