ARMY INTENSIFIES MISSION SAHAYATAA total of 11000 civilians have been rescued, out of these 2000 civilians have been provided food and temporary shelters.  

In view of the worsening flood situation in Kashmir and inundation of hundreds of villages, Army has intensified Mission Sahayata employing more than 60 Army columns and 13 Engineer teams tirelessly working to rescue precious lives trapped in flooded villages, isolated houses and multi-storied buildings in the inundated areas all over Kashmir. As the number of shelter less people is rising, Army is also providing tented accommodation to hundreds of people.

photo 3On 06 September, a column of Army operating at Kakapora of Pulwama District itself came under floods. While moving on a boat to place of safety, the boat carrying 11 personnel capsized and they got stranded. A helicopter based rescue mission was launched to rescue the stranded personnel, however, bad weather prevented execution of the mission and finally boats were used to reach. Till making of this report two soldiers were still stranded in the area. Such is the situation in certain areas of Kashmir that hundreds of families that moved into upper stories of their houses due to inundation of ground floor, are yet to be reached. Joint Control Room and helpline centers established by Army in Kashmir are getting frantic calls from people and dispatching columns to rescue them. Bad weather, not allowing employment of helicopters, is further affecting the rescue mission.

On 06 September, on a request of the civil administration, Army is providing 50 tents in the Noorbagh area of Safakadal to accommodate hundreds of people stranded due to the floods.

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