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Armed forces continue with rescue operations in Leh, Ladakh

Continuing with its rescue operations in flash flood-hit Leh and Ladakh, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has carried six tons of relief material to the affected region.



Srinagar: Continuing with its rescue
operations in flash flood-hit Leh and Ladakh, the Indian Air
Force (IAF) has carried six tons of relief material to the
affected region.

The IAF yesterday flew one IL-76 transport aircraft
and three Cheetah helicopters to airlift the relief material,
defence sources said.

The Air Force has airlifted over 361 tons of relief
material and equipment and flown 826 passengers in 244 sorties
so far.

Nineteen army columns remain engaged in rescue and
relief operations, besides troops assisting Border Roads
Organisation (BRO) in construction and repair of crucial
Hunuthang-Handonbrooke road, they said.

Around 150 civilians have been provided meals at the
Government Degree College, Leh, while 350 civilians including
120 children have also been provided meals at Choglamsar
Relief Camp.

The army has lost 23 soldiers, including three junior
commissioned officers (JCOs) in the flash-flood, while twelve
personnel are still missing, they said.

-PTI

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