Rescue Operations

  • High alert sounded as swollen rivers pose threat to over 100 villages August 16, 2014

    Flood water has entered over 100 villages in Bihar, forcing people to abandon their homes, and rising water level in most rivers is posing a threat to many other villages, officials said on Friday. All the inundated villages are in flood-prone districts of Bagha, Gopalganj, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Supaul, Saharsa, Khagaria, Darbhanga...
  • Normal life hit after heavy rains, flood-like situation in Patna August 14, 2014

    A flood-like situation prevailed in Bihar capital Patna on Thursday after it was lashed by very heavy rains over the last 24 hours. Most of the major roads, arterial routes, streets, lanes and bylanes in the city of over 20 lakh people were submerged under knee to waist-deep swirling waters which...
  • 31 people stranded in heavy rains rescued in Tonk August 7, 2014

    At least 31 people were rescued after two vehicles got stuck in the knee-deep water following heavy downpour in Rajasthan's Tonk district. A truck carrying 25 people, mostly labourers, got stuck on a road in the low lying area of Gehlot ghat near Banas river in Tonk district, Additional SP Vineet...
  • Pune landslide toll at 151; relief and rescue operation over August 6, 2014

    Pune: The marathon rescue and relief operation launched at Malin village in Pune's Ambegaon flattened in the July 30 landslide catastrophe, was declared officially over on the eighth day on Wednesday with the final death toll pegged at 151 with eight survivors. The NDRF jawans, who braved inclement weather at the...
  • 3 school children killed, 15 injured as school bus overturns August 6, 2014

    Three school children, aged between six and twelve, were on Wednesday killed and 15 injured when their school bus turned turtle after being hit by a tanker, police said. The incident took place when the children were on their way to school, police said, adding, the injured were admitted to a...
  • Pune landslide: Many work selflessly to help in rescue operations August 5, 2014

    Ambegaon: It has been a mammoth rescue effort in Pune's Ambegaon after a massive landslide. There are many who have selflessly been involved in the operations for a week. Forty-year-old Dr Pramod Bankhale has been at Malin's primary healthcare centre since the deadly landslide almost a week ago. A private...
  • Nepal landslide: Rain hampers rescue work, over 100 trapped under debris August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Fresh rainfall was hampering a search on Sunday for scores of villagers missing after a massive landslide in northern Nepal, where army troops used explosives to blast a river blockage in an attempt to release a dangerous water buildup. Police said eight bodies have been recovered so far. According to...
  • Pune landslide: Death toll rises to 92, hopes of survival fade August 3, 2014

    Pune: Five days after a devastating landslide swept away 40 homes in Malin village in Pune's Amebgaon taluka, the death toll has risen to 92 on Sunday. Over 100 people are still feared to be trapped under debris but their chances of survival with each passing minute. So far, eight...
  • Pune landslide: Death toll rises to 82, 8 rescued, nearly 100 still trapped August 2, 2014

    Pune: More than two days after a landslide swept away 40 homes in Malin village in Pune's Ambegaon taluka, the rescue operations are still on. The death toll has risen to 82 and more than 100 people are still feared trapped. So far, eight survivors have been pulled out. The National...
  • Pune landslide: Biggest challenge to remove mud to further rescue operations, say NDRF August 1, 2014

    National Disaster Relief Force personnel confessed on Thursday that the biggest challenge facing them is the removal of the slush and mud in the absence of sophisticated instrument. Talking to CNN-IBN, one official said that 30 per cent of the removal of slush has been done, and they will start...
  • Pune Landslide: Centre will provide whatever help is necesssary, says Javadekar July 30, 2014

    As relief operations are underway in Pune to rescue the 170 people trapped after heavy rainfall triggered a massive landslide in the area, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said that the first priority is to figure out if there any survivors and then rescue them. Javadekar said that the government will...
  • Pune: 18 killed, over 150 trapped in landslide at Ambegaon, rescue operations on July 31, 2014

    Pune: Eighteen people have been killed in a landslide that took place on Wednesday in Malin village in Ambegaon taluka of Pune. According to NDRF Control Room, 18 people have died and eight injured in the tragedy. The injured were pulled out of the rubble and admitted to a primary...
  • Heavy rains affecting rescue operation: Shivaji Rao Patil July 30, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Shiv Sena MP Shivaji Rao Patil said that heavy rains were affecting rescue operations. 40 houses had come under the landslide. He informed that they would soon be meeting the Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking compensation. ...
  • Landslide in Pune's Ambegaon, 5 dead, 5 rescued, over 100 trapped July 30, 2014

    Pune: At least five people have been killed and five others have been rescued following a landslide in Malin village in Ambegaon taluka of Pune on Wednesday. State administration sources said that 40 houses with 150 to 200 people are believed to be trapped under the debris. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj...
  • 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....