Rescue Teams

  • Turkey: Coal mine deaths rise to 282 May 15, 2014

    Rescue teams recovered eight more victims of Turkey's worst mining accident on Thursday, raising the death toll to 282 in a disaster that has thrown Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's presidential ambitions off stride. Hundreds of people were attending funerals for the victims in the western mining town of Soma; dozens...
  • 2013 in images: The bravery of rescue teams during Uttarakhand floods December 31, 2013

    Before stepping into the new year, here is a look at the the defining moments of 2013. The one image that will always resonate is that of rescue teams reaching out the the victims of the Uttarakhand tragedy. ...
  • Massive aftershocks jolt Pakistan's quake-hit areas again, tremors felt in Delhi September 28, 2013

    Several cities of Pakistan's Sindh and Balochistan provinces were on Saturday hit by a massive aftershock measuring 6.8, three days after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck the region killed over 500 people. Tremors were also felt in Delhi late on Saturday morning. The India Meteorological Department said the quake struck with...
  • Mumbai: Onlookers cheer as rescue team pulls out 5-year-old girl alive from debris September 28, 2013

    It was a proud moment for fire brigade and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel, after they pulled out a five-year-old girl alive from the debris of the ill-fated BMC building which collapsed in Mumbai on Friday. Even though Bhagyashree Kamble, came out weeping at around 1 pm, six hours after...
  • Rajasthan: Over 800 people trapped at Rawatbhata due to flash floods July 29, 2013

    Kota: Over 800 people are stranded at Rawatbhata near Kota in Rajasthan due to flash floods following heavy rains in the area. The group had gone to the area for picnic on Sunday but found themselves trapped as a local stream got flooded on Sunday night and the raging water washed...
  • Mulayam Singh condoles death of rescue team members June 26, 2013

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday expressed grief over the deaths in a crash of IAF helicopter near Gaurikund during relief operations in flood-hit Uttarakhand. In a statement issued in Lucknow Yadav said the death of rescue team members was a national loss and expressed deep sympathies...
  • Watch: ITBP men fight freezing cold out in the open in Uttarakhand June 24, 2013

    There is no doubt that the rescue teams are putting in the best of their efforts to rescue people in the flood-hit Uttarakhand. Many survivors also said the Army, Air Force and paramilitary men are heroes. The Indo-Tibetan Border Police forces in Kedarnath spend nights out in the open in...
  • More than 3 days later, rescue team reaches Mahi June 24, 2012

    New Delhi: The rescue team was finally able to reach five-year-old Mahi after over three days on Sunday morning as they pierced a hard rock in their effort to reach the child who has been trapped in a 70-feet-deep borewell in Kho village near Manesar as hopes for her survival diminished...
  • Mahi rescue: Army gives up, DMRC called in June 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Strengthening efforts underway to rescue the four-year-old girl who fell in a borewell in Manesar, Haryana, three days ago, the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government on Saturday brought in a highly specialised team of experts from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to aid in the rescue operations, after...
  • Rescue teams yet to reach quake-hit areas September 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Around 400 personnel of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and a team of 20 doctors, sent to Sikkim for rescue and relief operations, have not been able to yet reach the quake-hit areas due to blockade of roads following landslides, officials said on Monday. Five teams of NDRF consisting...
  • Obama takes on economic crisis, names rescue team November 25, 2008

    Chicago: President-elect Barack Obama introduced his all-star economic team to revive the country's crumbling economy. “Today, Vice President-elect Biden and I are pleased to announce the nomination of four individuals who meet these criteria to lead our economic team,” says Barack Obama. With that much awaited announcement, US President...