Rescue Operations

  • 8-year-old boy dies after falling into a 100-feet borewell July 7, 2014

    An eight-year-old boy died after he fell into a 100-feet deep borewell at Kadula village, about 50 km away from Shajapur, police said. "The boy, identified as Krishnapal, was playing along with his friend in an open field on Sunday when he accidentally fell into the deserted borewell and got trapped,"...
  • In Garo Hills, a man is abducted every other day July 5, 2014

    Shillong: Believe it or not, kidnapping has become the order of the day in the insurgency-hit Garo Hills region of Meghalaya, with one person being abducted every alternate day in the past six months. A total of 98 people were abducted for ransom in the past six months till June, while...
  • Building collapse: Rescue work over, site sealed July 4, 2014

    Chennai: Seven days after a 11-storeyed under construction building collapsed here, rescuers called off their massive non-stop operations on Friday as the death toll was put at 61 with no survivor or body being found during the day. Twenty seven persons - 19 men and eight women - were pulled...
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll climbs to 19, many still trapped June 30, 2014

    Chennai: Two days after an under-construction building collapsed in Chennai, the death toll has climbed to 19 while there is no estimate as to how many people are still trapped under the debris. Six people including the builder have been arrested. Twenty-one people have so far been rescued as rescue operations...
  • Karnataka: 4-year-old girl falls into borewell, dies after 50 hours June 20, 2014

    Bijapur: In a tragic end to the nearly 50-hour-long rescue operation, a four-year-old girl who fell into an open borewell at Nagathana village, near Bijapur, was found dead late Thursday night. The round-the-clock operation launched on Tuesday evening ended with the rescue teams finding the body of Akshata Hanumanth Patil at...
  • Karnataka: 4-year-old falls into a borewell, rescue efforts on June 19, 2014

    Bijapur: A four-year-old girl fell into a borewell on Wednesday in Bijapur in Karnataka. The NDRF has been engaged in a rescue operation since Wednesday night to safely get the girl out. However, a rescue worker said that a rock lodged in the borewell is hampering their efforts and it...
  • Odisha: 12 drown, 10 missing as boat capsizes in Hirakud reservoir February 9, 2014

    Sambalpur(Odisha): At least 12 persons drowned and 10 others were missing after a boat carrying over 90 persons capsized on the Hirakud reservoir in Odisha's Sambalpur district, official sources said on Sunday. "Ten bodies have so far been fished out and the number of casualty may rise," Special Relief Commissioner (SRC)...
  • 4 persons killed as under-construction house collapses in Beawar January 22, 2014

    Four persons, including three labourers, were killed and three others got injured when a portion of an under-construction house collapsed at Beawar in Ajmer district, the police said on Wednesday. The mishap occurred when under-construction portion of a renovated building suddenly came down on Tuesday in Teja Chowk area, they said....
  • Goa building collapse: NDRF called in as toll reaches 16 January 5, 2014

    Panaji: An under-construction building collapsed in Canancona, Goa, in which 16 people were killed and many were feared to be trapped in the debris. So far, 21 people have been rescued by the authorities. A day after the building came crashing down, rescue operations are still on. After struggling to carry...
  • Disaster management officers deserve salary hike for their good work, says Vijay Bahuguna December 19, 2013

    District disaster management officers in Uttarakhand, which was hit by a major natural disaster in June this year, will now be paid better and have better resources at their disposal. This was announced by Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna while presiding over a meeting of the State Disaster Management Authority in Dehradun...
  • Three bodies extricated from BCCL coal mine, efforts on to trace others November 12, 2013

    Bodies of two miners trapped inside a BCCL coal mine in Dhanbad were extricated on Tuesday, taking the toll to three while efforts are on to locate another trapped mine official. "The bodies of Sitaram Majhi and Litu Saha were extricated on Tuesday with the help of professional well diggers. We...
  • Dhanbad: 4 miners feared dead, 6 trapped inside BCCL colliery November 11, 2013

    At least four people are feared to have died in Dhanbad, Jharkhand after being trapped inside a colliery of Bharat Cooking Coal Limited (BCCL) on Monday. Six other miners are believed to be still inside the Bharat Coking coal colliery. Rescue operations are on and 164 miners have been rescued...
  • China's first helicopter to fight fire to be ready next year November 8, 2013

    Beijing: China's first helicopter to fight fire will be deployed by the middle of next year at its biggest city, Shanghai. The Russian-made Ka-32 helicopter, currently undergoing final stages of assembly, will be delivered to the metropolis by January next year, said Shanghai fire department chief Zhao Zixin. Shanghai will set...
  • Started rescue work even before cyclone Phailin hit AP coast: NDRF October 13, 2013

    After the Srikakulam coast in Andhra Pradesh was hit by cyclone Phailin on Saturday night, the NDRF teams reached the spot and started the rescue work. The teams had, however, started the rescue operations much before the cyclone hit the coast. A NDRF official said, "The situation was very serious,...
  • Cyclone Phailin impact: Coastal districts in Odisha plunged into darkness October 13, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Power was switched off in a dozen towns in coastal districts of Odisha since morning in view of Cyclone Phailin, which made landfall near Gopalpur in Ganjam district. Since the supply at most places was through overhead wires which were vulnerable, power distribution companies SouthCo, CESU and NorthCo disconnected power....
  • Army mobilises columns for for post Phailin salvage operations October 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Army today mobilised an Engineering column comprising medical and signal entities from Bhubaneswar to Gopalpur in Ganjam District, forecast to be the landfall area where the cyclone is expected to strike landmass in Odisha later tonight. Additional Engineering columns and Signal columns are also expected to...
  • Odisha sounds cyclone alert, informs MHA to keep choppers ready October 9, 2013

    With a depression in the Bay of Bengal intensifying and likely to take the shape of a cyclonic storm in the next two days, Odisha government on Wednesday asked the Union Home Ministry to keep helicopters ready for rescue and relief operations. The depression over the north Andaman Sea might intensify...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Longer army operations could have saved many lives, says Pokhariyal October 8, 2013

    Former Uttarakhand CM Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank on Tuesday said hundreds of lives could have been saved if the rescue operation by the army in disaster-hit areas of the state had been allowed to continue for longer. "There was no need to wind up the army's rescue operations in Kedarnath so soon...
  • Delhi: 2 drown, 7 feared dead during Ganesha idol immersion in Yamuna September 19, 2013

    At least two persons were drowned and another seven feared dead during immersion of idols of Ganesha in the Yamuna on Wednesday in two separate incidents, police said. The first incident was reported this afternoon from Wazirabad Yamuna Bank in North Delhi where at least five persons are feared dead, said...
  • Colorado floods: 4 dead, hundreds stranded as rescue operations continue September 16, 2013

    The death toll from historic flooding in eastern Colorado stands at four and will likely increase, authorities said on Sunday, as rescuers struggled to reach hundreds of people stranded or displaced by fierce floodwaters. At least four people are confirmed dead after six days of rain that flooded an area nearly...
  • Colorado flooding brings tales of rescues, improvisation September 15, 2013

    As people came down from the flooded foothills of the Colorado Rockies, they brought tales of dramatic rescues, heartbreaking loss and neighbours coming together to protect their families and homes. Here are a few of their stories: Emma Hardy's husband woke her up on Wednesday night to say a well-loved neighbour had...
  • Odisha: Two-storey building collapses in Puri, 4 dead September 8, 2013

    Puri: A two-storey building collapsed in Puri city of Odisha on Sunday with four dead and six injured. The dead included two tourists. Heavy rains on Saturday night is believed to be cause of the collapse. The building owned by a priest of Lord Jagannath temple was used as paying...
  • Dramatic rescue: IAF airlifts crashed Pawan Hans helicopter in Uttarakhand September 4, 2013

    The Indian Air Force did a dramatic rescue operation by airlifting a Pawan Hans helicopter which had crashed in the state earlier. ...
  • Army rescues 535 people marooned in flood-hit Hoshangabad August 26, 2013

    The Army, which was pressed into service for relief operations in flood-hit Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh, has rescued over 500 people from various low-lying areas which were inundated due to heavy showers in the state. About 535 marooned people from Bandrabhan, Malakheri and Babai areas in the district have...
  • MP: Army, IAF carry out rescue work, Narmada flows above danger mark August 24, 2013

    Bhopal: The Army and Indian Air Force choppers have been pressed in to carry out rescue operations in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh as over thousand people are still feared to be stranded in low lying areas of the district and Narmada river continues to flow 15 feet above the...
  • Centre offering all help to rain-devastated U'khand: Salman Khurshid August 17, 2013

    The Central government is offering all possible help to rebuild Uttarakhand which suffered massive destruction during the recent natural calamity, External Affairs minister Salman Khurshid said in Dehradun on Saturday. Khurshid, on his first visit to Uttarakhand after the natural disaster struck the state in June, said the entire country had...
  • Two more bodies pulled out in Kedarnath, operation stopped August 11, 2013

    The work of manually extricating the bodies from heaps of rubble in Uttarakhand's worst flood-hit Kedarnath area was stopped on Sunday as no more body was visible to the teams engaged in the operation. Two more bodies were extricated from the debris in Kedarnath on Sunday, taking the total number...
  • Odisha: 7 dead as dumping yard of MCL mines in Sundergarh caves in August 10, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Seven person died on Saturday as the dumping yard of Mahanadi Coalfield Limited (MCL) mines in Sundergarh district in Odisha caved in. Three person have been injured in the incident. Rescue operation is still going on. The incident took place when some people from nearby villages were collecting coal from the...
  • Rains hamper rescue operation of 9-year-old boy stuck in borewell August 8, 2013

    Incessant rains have hampered the rescue operation of a nine-year-old boy who fell into a 200-feet borewell on Wednesday afternoon while flying a kite near his house in Rajasthan. Police said the boy, named Chhotu, was flying a kite in Charda Kala village near Hindon city in Karauli district, some 200...
  • Efforts on to rescue 9-year-old boy who fell in a 200-feet borewell August 8, 2013

    A rescue operation has been launched in Rajasthan to save a nine-year-old boy who fell into a 200-feet borewell while flying a kite near his house, officials said on Thursday. Chhotu has been stuck inside the borewell for the past 20 hours, they added. According to a senior police officer, the boy...