Jammu and Kashmir floods: Over 5,200 people rescued by NDRF

Over 5,200 people have been rescued till now by a 700-strong NDRF team taking part in relief and rescue operations in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir.

PTI| Updated: Sep 08, 2014, 14:52 PM IST

Srinagar/Jammu: Over 5,200 people have been rescued till now by a 700-strong NDRF team taking part in relief and rescue operations in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir.

The central control room of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in Delhi said a total of 17 teams of the force with 118 boats have been deployed in the affected areas.

"So far, NDRF teams engaged in rescue and relief work have evacuated more than 5,246 victims, 5,223 from Kashmir region and 23 from Jammu. Besides, thirteen bodies were also recovered by NDRF in Jammu region. The operations are still on," the government said.

The rescue and evacuation operation by the NDRF has entered the fourth day and 17 teams of NDRF comprising more than 700 rescuers and life saving equipment are working relentlessly in adverse conditions to provide immediate relief to the victims.

Two Deputy Inspectors General (DIG) and as many Commandants are also present at the location to supervise the on-going rescue operation, it said.