Kangra, 20th August 2022: On Friday, ten people were trapped after a sudden rise in water level in a stream in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. According to an official of the State Disaster Management, they were rescued after a nearly nine-hour-long rescue operation and out of these ten people, eight are tourists.
Sudesh Kumar Mokhta, State Disaster Management Department Director said, “An army team, 22 members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and a rapid response team (QRT) of police carried out the rescue operation. With the help of boats, all the people trapped in the stream were rescued.
He added, “Kangra District Emergency Operation Center had earlier informed that ten people, including two women, were trapped due to a sudden rise in the water level at around 8 am in the Negal Khad located in Thural of Dhira subdivision.
According to an official, tourists had gone there for sightseeing but the water level suddenly rose, forcing them to take shelter at a high place for hours.
Seven out of eight tourists are from Bihar. The tourists were identified as Ram Dev (48), his wife Sukma Devi (45) and their daughter Sunita Kumari, besides Subodh Singh (55), their sons Ravinder Bind (25), Mithun (23) and Ravinder Singh (33).