Rescue Operations

  • Odisha: 12 drown, 10 missing as boat capsizes in Hirakud reservoir 09-02-2014 09:42 PM

    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...
  • 4 persons killed as under-construction house collapses in Beawar 22-01-2014 12:48 PM

    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...
  • Goa building collapse: NDRF called in as toll reaches 16 05-01-2014 10:36 PM

    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...
  • Disaster management officers deserve salary hike for their good work, says Vijay Bahuguna 19-12-2013 04:02 PM

    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...
  • Three bodies extricated from BCCL coal mine, efforts on to trace others 12-11-2013 02:33 PM

    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....
  • Dhanbad: 4 miners feared dead, 6 trapped inside BCCL colliery 11-11-2013 05:25 PM

    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 08-11-2013 08:03 PM

    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...
  • Started rescue work even before cyclone Phailin hit AP coast: NDRF 13-10-2013 07:20 PM

    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 13-10-2013 04:43 AM

    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...
  • Army mobilises columns for for post Phailin salvage operations 12-10-2013 04:47 PM

    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 09-10-2013 09:25 AM

    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...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Longer army operations could have saved many lives, says Pokhariyal 08-10-2013 07:47 PM

    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...
  • Delhi: 2 drown, 7 feared dead during Ganesha idol immersion in Yamuna 19-09-2013 08:16 AM

    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,...
  • Colorado floods: 4 dead, hundreds stranded as rescue operations continue 16-09-2013 09:27 AM

    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...
  • Colorado flooding brings tales of rescues, improvisation 15-09-2013 09:52 AM

    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...
  • Odisha: Two-storey building collapses in Puri, 4 dead 08-09-2013 11:14 AM

    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 04-09-2013 09:08 PM

    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 26-08-2013 03:27 PM

    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 24-08-2013 08:56 AM

    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 17-08-2013 07:25 PM

    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...
  • Two more bodies pulled out in Kedarnath, operation stopped 11-08-2013 08:59 PM

    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 10-08-2013 11:44 AM

    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...
  • Rains hamper rescue operation of 9-year-old boy stuck in borewell 08-08-2013 11:45 PM

    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...
  • Efforts on to rescue 9-year-old boy who fell in a 200-feet borewell 08-08-2013 12:48 PM

    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...
  • Seven villagers rescued from flooded Ghorapachar river in Bundi 28-07-2013 07:15 AM

    Seven villagers were rescued on Saturday from flooded Ghorapachar river, which has been overflowing due to heavy rains in the district. The villagers, who had gone to pay obeisance at a temple near Ghorapachar river in Talera area were swept away on Saturday morning and could be rescued only around...
  • China allocates $55 mn for flood victims 25-07-2013 01:23 AM

    Beijing: The Chinese government has allocated 340 million yuan (around $55 million) in relief funds for people affected by floods in Shanxi, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces. The funds will be used to help relocate flood victims, provide temporary living assistance, reconstruct buildings and give financial support to the relatives of...
  • Karnataka: 7 dead as bus plunges into a lake near Belur 23-07-2013 12:02 PM

    Bangalore: A Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation bus plunged into the Vishnu Samudra lake near Belur killing at least seven people. Police officials involved in rescue efforts have recovered seven bodies while 35 people have been pulled out alive. There were an estimated 50 to 60 passengers in the bus...
  • Hyderabad wall collapses due to heavy rains, six dead 23-07-2013 09:56 AM

    Hyderabad: Six people of a family have died on Tuesday after a wall collapsed in Hyderabad due to heavy rains. Two children, aged between four and six, are the only survivors. They have been shifted to a hospital. The building wall was very old, constructed during the Nizam era. A...