August 2007 News

Army Rescues Children Trapped In Flash Floods

14 August 2007
The Daily Excelsior

Jammu: Army personnel from a camp at Rakhmuthi today rescued children from bring drowned in Thindewali Khad near Jourian. A defence spokesman said that an Army School bus carrying seven children of Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1 Akhnoor from Detyal near Danpur gotwashed away due to sudden increase in water level in Thindewali Khad. The bus was swept by swirling water about 50 metres off the road into the nullah. Some inhabitants of the area immediately informed Army camp at Rakhmuthi and a rescue team consisting of recovery vehicles and troops rushed to the accident site. Due to fast current of the water, no one was able to approach the school bus from either side. Displaying exemplary courage and bravery, Sahib Singh, resident of village Danpur entered gushing waters and reached the school bus. Thereafter cohesive and joint efforts by locals and Army saved the lives of all the children and also the Army personnel, who were stuck in the school bus. Brigadier B S Chauhan, Commander Rakhmuthi Garrison supervised the complete evacuation process.


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